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APRIL  nth,  1917,  to  APRIL  loth,  1918 




In  this  volume  are   contained  the  Names  of 

the  One  Hundred  and  Fifteen  Old  Harrovians 

who  fell  in  the  War,  from  April  iith,  19 17, 

to  April  loth,  19 18 

Sec.  Lt.   G.  R.  Alexander 
Lieut.       G.  Ambler 
Sec.  Lt.  A.  S.  Balfour 
Lieut.       D.  F.  Barclay- 
Major       T.  H.  Barclay 
Capt.        E.  L.  Beale 
Lieut.       J.  H.  Beever 
Lieut.       A.  F.  Blackwell,  m.c. 
Sec.  Lt.  Lord  Basil  Blackwood 
Lt.-Col.   P.  L.  K.  Blair-Oliphant,  d.s.o. 
Lieut.       E.  T.  Bolton 
Lt.-Col.    S.  Bonner,  d.s.o. 
Lieut.       D.  C.  Brown 
Brig.-Gen.  C.  B.  Bulkeley-Johnson,  a.d.c. 
Capt.         A.  R.  Buxton 
Major       E.  H.  H.  Carlile 
Private     W.  Carlyon-Britton 
Capt.        J.  W.  Cater,  m.c. 
Major       C.  M.  B.  Chapman,  m.c. 
Lt.-Col.    R.  C.  Chester-Master,  d.s.o. 
Lieut.       E.  W.  B.  Childe-Pemberton 
Capt.        G.  H.  T.  Chowne 
Lieut.       J.  W.  Church 
Capt.        L.  P.  Clay 
Capt.        T.  R.  Colyer-Fergusson,  v.c. 
Sec.  Lt.  D.  P.  Cox 
Capt.         A.  Craig,  m.c. 
Lieut.       M.  A.  E.  Cremetti,  d.c.m. 
Lt.-Col.    O.  M.  Croshaw,  d.s.o. 
Lt.-Col.  V.  A.  M.  C.  de  Calry,  d.s.o. 
Major       E.  A.  de  Rothschild 

Sec.  Lt.  W.  A.  Edwards 

Capt.  F.  O.  Eiloart 

Lieut.  G.  S.  Evans 

Major  A.  E.  B.  Fair 

Lt.-Col.  E.  Fairclough 

Capt.  A.  L.  Fenwick 

Capt.  G.  K.  T.  Fisher 

Capt.  W.  A.  Fleming,  m.c. 

Brig.-Gen.  C.  W.  E.  Gordon 

Major  F.  Graham,  d.s.o.,  m.c. 

Major  C.  H.  Green 

Major  H.  S.  Green 

Major  W.  R.  Gregory,  m.c. 

Major  F.  R.  Gregson 

Lieut.  C.  H.  Gribble 

Lt.-Col.  B.  S.  Grissell,  d.s.o, 

Lieut.  H.  H.  Grundtvig,  m.c. 

Lieut.  H.  G.  S.  Hallam 

Sec.  Lt.  C.  F.  Hartley 

Lieut.  C.  Hartley 

Sec.  Lt.  W.  H.  Hartley,  m.c. 

Capt.  J.  Hartnoll 

Lieut.  D.  F.  Hervey 

Capt.  R.  B.  T.  Hill 

Capt.  A.  Brodie  Hoars 

Capt.  H.  C.  A.  Hoare 

Sec.  Lt.  T.  W.  Home 

Sec.  Lt.  J.  B.  Hughes 

Lt.-Col.  G.  P.  S.  Hunt,  c.m.g.,  d.s.o. 

Capt.  C.  S.  Jackson 

Capt.  H.  C.  F.  JefFcock 

Capt.  C.  M.  Joicey 

Sec.  Lt.  L.  S.  G.  Jones 

Lieut.  O.  St.  M.  Jones 

Flight-Obs.  W.  B.  L.  Jones 

Lieut.  M.  C.  W.  Kortright 

Capt.  C.  C.  Langford 

Major  P.  L.  Leared 

Capt.  L  H.  Linford,  m.c. 

Lieut.  C.  A.  G.  Lutyens 

Lieut.  C.  S.  Lynden-Bell 

Sec.  Lt.   C.  Mackeson 

Capt.  J.  C.  F.  Magnay 

Lt.-Col.  P.  M.  Magnay 

Sub-Lt.  H.  J.  R.  Maitland 

Capt.  G.  W.  Mapplebeck 

Lieut.  O.  W.  W.  H.  Meredith 

Sergeant  F.  M.  Michaelis 

Sec.  Lt.  R.  G.  Miles,  m.c. 

Sec.  Lt.  R.  T.  W.  Miles 

Lieut.       C.  H.  Newton-Deakin 

Capt.        C.  A.  Nicol 

Sec.  Lt.  H.  N.  Nuttall 

Sec.  Lt.  A.  M.  Ogilvie 

Lieut.       E.  H.  Pember 
H.  C.  Pember 
J.  G.  A.  Porter,  d.s.o. 
G.  F.  W.  Powell 
A.  C.  Pratt,  D.s.o. 

Lt.-Col.    G.  K.  Priaulx,  d.s.o. 

Capt.        J.  M.  Ramsay 

E.  E.  Rich,  D.s.o. 
H.  Q.  Ridley 

F.  C.  L.  Ridpath 
P.  V.  Rose 
J.  R.  Rowley 







Major  the  Hon.  R.  N.  D.  Ryder 

Capt.  M.  E.  H.  Schiff 

Lieut.  C.  B.  Scott 

Lieut.  H.  J.  Snowden 

Lt.-Col.  W.  R.  Stewart,  d.s.o.,  m.c. 

Capt.  W.  N.  Stone,  v.c. 

Sec.  Lt.  T.  S.  V.  Stoney 

Lieut.  D.  C.  Sykes,  m.c. 

Sec.  Lt.  L.  C.  S.  Tatham 

Capt.  S.  B.  Tubbs 

Cadet  A.  J.  Turner 

Major  A.  T.  Watson 

Lieut.  P.  St.  G.  C.  Westby 

Lieut.  W.  H.  Whetstone 

Sec.  Lt.  C.  E.  Williams 

Sec.  Lt.  T.  B.  Wilson 

Private  W.  T.  Winthrop 

Capt.  R.  D.  Wylie 

The  names  being  in  alphabetical  order ^  it  has 
been  considered  unnecessary  to  number  the  pages. 


Royal  Sussex  Regiment 
High  Street  99'-023  Aged  31  April  2,  191 7 

Only  son  of  James  M.  Alexander,  Stockbroker,  and  of  his  wite, 
Florence  Alexander,  of  44  Earl's  Court  Square,  S.W. 

Member  of  the  Stock  Exchange,  1908.  Amateur  Foils  Champion  of 
Great  Britain,  1913. 

2nd  Lieutenant  Alexander  enlisted  as  a  Private  in  the  loth  Royal 
Fusiliers  in  August,  1 9 14,  and  went  to  France  with  them  in  the  follow- 
ing June.  In  January,  1916,  he  obtained  a  Commission  in  the  East  Surrey 
Regiment  and  then  transferred  to  the  14th  Royal  Sussex.  He  returned 
to  France  in  June,  1916,  being  then  attached  to  the  13th  East  Surreys. 
He  was  instantaneously  killed  by  a  shell  at  the  village  of  Villers  Plouich 
while  attending  to  a  wounded  man.  He  was  mentioned  in  the 
Despatches  of  February  28th,  19 18. 

A  brother-officer  wrote  to  his  father  : — 

*'  It  is  with  the  keenest  personal  sorrow  that  I  learn  of  the  death  of  your 
son,  whom  we  affectionately  called  *  Togo.'  If  it  be  any  consolation  to  you, 
you  may  know  that  he  died  the  death  of  a  hero  and  deserved  the  V.C. 
You  will  probably  have  learnt  that  he  with  a  small  party  was  in  danger 
from  a  hostile  machine-gun.  He  rushed  at  it,  captured  it,  and  accepted 
the  surrender  of  the  team.  He  then  swung  the  gun  round  and  fired  on 
the  enemy.  He  was  supported  by  his  men,  but  seeing  one  lying 
wounded  in  the  open,  he  went  out  to  fetch  him.  He  reached  his  objective, 
but  was  immediately  killed  by  shell-fire.  It  can  truly  be  said  of  him  that 
he  gave  his  life  for  others.  He  was  a  man  absolutely  without  fear,  who 
commanded  the  affections  and  respect  of  his  Company  to  such  an  extent 

that  1  think,  without  hesitation,  every  man  would  cheerfully  have  died  for 


His  Sergeant  wrote  : — 

"  I  am  sure  it  would  help  you  in  your  grief  if  you  could  hear  how  well 
the  men  speak  of  him.  I  was  greeted  with  the  words,  'Sergeant,  your  old 
pal  Alec  is  gone,'  and  tears  stood  in  eyes  that  were  quite  unused  to  them." 

Another  brother-officer  wrote  : — 

"  Alexander  did  most  marvellous  work  in  the  battle,  and  people  say 
everywhere  that  he  is  worthy  of  the  V.C." 



IVest  Yorkshire  Regment 
The  Park  07'- 12'  Aged  23  August  3rd,   19 17 

Third  son  of  the  late  John  Ambler  and  of  Mrs.  Ambler. 
Pembroke  College,  Cambridge. 

Lieutenant  Ambler  was  at  Cambridge  when  the  War  broke  out.  He 
had  tried  to  enlist  in  the  Cambridge  O.T.C.,  but  was  refused  on  account  of 
his  eyesight,  and  on  trying  again  at  Huddersfield  he  was  again  refused. 
Finally,  in  January,  191 5,  he  succeeded  in  getting  a  Commission  in  the 
West  Yorkshire  Regiment. 

He  went  to  the  Front  in  January,  1917,  and  returned  home  in  the 
following  month  with  a  wound  in  the  arm.  He  went  back  to  the  Front 
in  May  and  was  wounded  a  second  time  on  July  13th,  by  a  shell  which 
wrecked  his  dug-out,  inflicting  very  severe  wounds  on  his  head  and  face. 
He  was  sent  to  No,  3  London  Military  Hospital  on  July  22nd,  where 
a  week  later  he  developed  meningitis  and  died  on  August  3rd,  19 17. 

Colonel  Hastings,  D.S.O.,  his  Commanding  Officer,  wrote  : — 

"  He  will  be  missed  and  mourned  by  all  his  brother-officers,  and  indeed 
by  all  ranks  in  the  Battalion.  His  was  a  sterling  character,  true,  honour- 
able, thorough,  and  of  a  fine  spirit  and  pluck." 

Captain  George  Gordon  wrote  : — 

"I  think  he  was  quite  fearless.  His  characteristically  nonchalant  way 
of  treating  danger  encouraged  and  delighted  his  men." 



Royal  Field  Artillery  {attached  R.F.C.) 

Druriei  08^-12'  Aged  23  January  13th,  1918 

Younger  son  of  Sir  Robert  Balfour,  Bart.,  M.P.,and  of  Lady  Josephine 
Maria  Balfour,  of  7  Princes  Gate,  S.W. 

Trinity  College,  Oxford. 

Entered  the  office  of  Messrs.  Balfour,  Williamson  &  Co.,  Merchants, 
of  7  Gracechurch  Street,  E.C.,  of  which  firm  his  father  is  a  partner. 

Married,  in  19 17,  Edna  Winifred  Harris,  only  daughter  of  Mr.  and 
Mrs.  F.  P.  S.  Harris,  of  Buckland  Crescent,  Hampstead,  N.W. 

2nd  Lieutenant  Balfour  was  gazetted  to  the  Royal  Field  Artillery  in 
August,  1 91 6,  and  went  to  France  before  the  end  of  the  year.  In  July,  I9I7> 
he  came  back  to  England  for  training  at  Reading  and  Byfleet  with  a  view  to 
being  attached  to  the  Royal  Flying  Corps  as  an  Observing  Officer  of  the 
R.F.A.  He  returned  to  France  in  September,  1917,  and  was  killed  in  action 
while  on  reconnaissance  duty  over  the  German  lines  on  January  13th,  191 8. 

His  Commanding  Officer  wrote  : — 

"  It  is  with  the  very  deepest  regret  that  I  now  write  to  you  to  tell  you 
the  very  gallant  circumstances  under  which  your  son  met  his  death.  He 
was  on  a  photographic  reconnaissance,  and,  in  spite  of  the  fact  that  there 
were  many  enemy  machines  about,  he  persisted  in  going  over  to  the  very 
edge  of  his  area  to  start  taking  his  photographs.  The  result  of  this  very 
gallant  conduct  was  that  he  was  attacked  by  five  hostile  machines.  In  spite 
of  putting  up  a  splendid  fight  your  son  was  killed  in  the  air.  Your 
son's  last  photographic  reconnaissance,  before  the  one  on  which  he  met  his 
death,  was  so  good  that  I  brought  it  to  the  attention  of  the  General  Officer 
Commanding  the  Brigade  in  which  this  Squadron  is.  He  congratulated 
your  son  and  told  me  that  it  was  the  finest  performance  that  he  had  ever 
come  across.  In  your  son  I  have  lost  not  only  one  of  the  bravest  and 
keenest  of  my  Officers,  but  one  whom  I  regarded  as  a  friend." 



ind  Dragoon  Guards 
Church  Hill  07'- lo^  Aged  23  April  2nd,  191 8 

Second  son  of  Lieut.-Colonel  Hubert  Frederick  Barclay  (O.H.),  late 
Commanding  6th  Bedfordshire  Regiment,  and  grandson  of  Lieut.-Colonel 
Hanbury  Barclay  (O.H.),  and  great-grandson  of  Robert  Barclay  (O.H.), 
Arthur  Kelt  Barclay  (O.H.),  and  James  Frederick  Nugent  Daniell  (O.H.). 

Lieutenant  Barclay,  who  was  in  British  Columbia  when  the  War 
broke  out,  came  to  England  with  Strathcona's  Horse  and  was  given  a 
Commission  in  the  4th  Bedfordshire  Regiment.  He  served  through  the 
Cameroon  Campaign  in  West  Africa,  and  was  then  given  a  regular  Com- 
mission in  the  Queen's  Bays,  with  eighteen  months'  seniority.  He  went  to 
France  in  March,  19 17,  and  fought  at  Cambrai  and  during  the  retreat 
towards  Amiens.  He  was  killed  by  a  sniper  in  front  of  Hamel  on  April 
2nd,  1918. 

Colonel  Lawson,  Commanding  2nd  Dragoon  Guards,  wrote  to  his 
father  : — 

"  The  loss  of  your  son  is  a  great  sorrow  to  us — a  magnificent  fighter 
and  a  loyal  gentleman.  ,  .  .  You  have  lost  a  son  you  can  be  proud  of;  we 
are  the  poorer  for  a  companion  and  a  trustworthy  leader,  whose  personality 
was  marked.  Such  an  Officer,  combining  so  many  valuable  qualities,  was 
marked  out  for  great  things.  The  fine  example  he  has  left  behind  will  not 
be  forgotten." 

A  Sergeant  in  his  Troop  wrote  : — 

"Death  was  absolutely  instantaneous,  and  he  met  it  in  his  dear  old, 
happy-go-lucky  way,  his  hands  in  his  trouser  pockets,  and  whistling  one 
of  his  many  songs.  .  .  .  He  died  a  soldier's  death,  loved  and  liked  by 
all  who  knew  him  :  his  loss  is  much  mourned  by  *  A  '  Squadron." 


MAJOR   T.    H.    BARCLAY 

Surrey   Yeomanry 
Elmficld  gS'-oi^  Aged  33  May  4th,  1917 

Second  son  of  Robert  Barclay  (O.H.),  of  Bury  Hill,  Dorking,  Surrey, 
and  of  Mrs.  Barclay. 

Trinity  College,  Cambridge,  B.A.,  1906. 

Major  Barclay  joined  the  Surrey  (Queen  Mary's  Regiment)  Yeomanry 
in  1903,  and  on  the  outbreak  of  the  War  held  the  rank  of  Captain.  His 
Squadron  saw  service  from  December,  19 14,  with  the  27th  Division, 
in  France,  Belgium,  and  Salonica,  as  Divisional  Cavalry.  He  was  employed 
for  some  months  on  the  Divisional  Staff,  but  rejoined  to  command  his 
Squadron,  then  part  of  the  1 6th  Corps  Cavalry  in  Salonica. 

In  April,  1917,  he  came  home  on  leave,  and  on  his  return  to  Salonica 
in  the  following  month  the  boat,  H.M.  Transport  Transylvania,  on  which 
he  was  travelling,  was  torpedoed.  Major  Barclay  was  rescued  by  an  Italian 
tug-boat  after  being  three  and  a  half  hours  in  the  sea,  but  died  on  board  on 
May  4th,  19 1 7. 

The  following  is  an  account  of  his  gallant  conduct,  supplied  by  the 
President  of  the  Board  of  Trade  (Marine  Department),  for  which  His 
Majesty  made  the  posthumous  award  of  the  Silver  Medal  for  Gallantry  in 
Saving  Life  at  Sea  : — 

"  M.  36,134.     14th  Nov.,  1917. 

"On  the  4th  May,  191 7,  the  hired  Transport  Transylvania  was  tor- 
pedoed in  the  Mediterranean  Sea  and  many  lives  were  lost.  Major  Barclay 
and  Captain  A.  R.  Hill  swam  alongside  a  raft  on  which  were  three  men  who 
could  not  swim.  They  tried  to  support  the  men  on  the  raft,  and  twice 
when  it  capsized  they  righted  it ;  but  it  capsized  again,  and  on  this  occasion 
the  men  disappeared.  Major  Barclay,  who  was  a  good  swimmer,  might 
easily  have  saved  himself,  but  by  remaining  with  his  comrade  he  was  over- 
come and  died  from  exhaustion.  Captain  Hill  was  picked  up  in  an  un- 
conscious state.     A  very  rough  sea  was  running  at  the  time." 

Major  Barclay  was  buried  with  full  military  honours  at  Savona.  His 
grave  is  inside  the  Church,  on  the  right  of  the  grave  of  the  Captain  of  the 
Transylvania.  His  younger  brother,  Captain  G.  E.  Barclay  (O.H.),  a  notice 
of  whom  has  already  appeared  in  Volume  IV,  was  killed  in  action  in  East 
Africa,  on  January  24th,  19 17. 



CAPTAIN    E.    L.    BEALE 

Cambridgeshire  Regiment 

Moretons  04^-09'  Aged  26  March  22nd,  1918 

Younger  son  of  the  late  Arthur  Geach  Beale  (O.H.),  Solicitor,  of 
Ravenswood,  Hamble,  and  Manor  House,  Waltham  St.  Lawrence,  and 
of  Mrs.  Beale. 

Trinity  College,  Oxford,  B.A.,  1912  :  rowed  in  his  College  Boat. 

After  travelling  round  the  world,  he  was  articled,  in  19 13,  to  Sir  J.  F. 
Beale,  K.B.E.  (O.H.),  Solicitor. 

Captain  Beale  enlisted  in  the  London  Scottish  early  in  September,  1914, 
and  went  to  France  in  March,  191 5.  In  the  following  July  he  returned  to 
England  to  take  a  Commission  in  the  Cambridgeshire  Regiment  and  was 
shortly  afterwards  made  Temporary  Captain.  He  returned  to  France  in 
October,  1917,  as  a  Lieutenant,  and  was  given  his  Company  in  February, 

He  was  shot  through  the  heart  by  a  sniper,  near  Longavesnes,  on 
March  22nd,  1918. 

His  Colonel  wrote  •. — 

"...  The  loss  to  the  Battalion  is  a  very  great  one,  as  Beale  was  a  very 
able  and  competent  Officer,  who  could  be  spared  less  than  practically  any- 
one else  at  this  moment.  His  loss  is  a  very  great  blow  to  us  all.  He  was 
shot  through  the  heart  at  the  moment  when  he  had  successfully  arranged  a 
very  difficult  withdrawal,  and  after  a  day  of  very  gallant  work,  for  which, 
had  he  lived,  he  would  have  undoubtedly  been  decorated." 

A  brother-officer  wrote  : — 

"Personally,  since  March  22nd,  I  have  never  ceased  to  miss  '  Bealey,' 
as  we  all  called  him.  ...  At  Veldhoek,  near  the  Menin  Road,  on  the 
night  of  November  14th,  1917,  he  did  wonderful  work  looking  after 
wounded  and  directing  an  awkward  relief  on  a  pitch  dark  night,  in  very 
heavy  shell  and  machine-gun  fire.  He  always  did  fine  work  and  was  given 
a  Company  in  the  middle  of  February.  During  the  time  I  knew  him  I 
acquired  a  great  admiration  for  him  for  his  way  of  doing  things,  in  or  out 
of  action,  on  or  off  parade.     1  cannot  speak  strongly  enough  of  it.   .   .   . 

"  He  was  a  fine  chap,  very  much  admired  by  his  men,  who  would  have 
gone  anywhere  with  him.  He  was  so  cool  and  efficient  in  action  and  out. 
During  the  time  I  was  over  him,  I  never  thought  of  anything  that  needed 
doing  that  he  had  not  already  done  ;  and  he  never  spoke  of  what  he  had 
done.  ..." 



Royal  Horse  Artillery 
The  Head  Master's  ii'-i4-  Aged  20  March  24th,  1918 

Younger  son  of  Major  H.  H.  Beever,  R.F.A.,  of  Littleton  House, 
Blandford,  and  of  Mrs.  Beever. 

R.M.A.,  Woolwich,  1915.     Won  the  Riding  Prize. 

Lieutenant  Beever  passed  out  of  Woolwich  in  July,  1915,  and  went  to 
France  in  July,  1916,  joining  the  A/ii9th  Brigade  R.F.A.  In  191 7  he  was 
posted  to  the  Royal  Horse  Artillery.  He  was  killed  on  March  24th,  1918, 
when  in  command  of  his  Battery.     His  Adjutant  wrote  to  his  father  : — 

"G  Battery  was  ordered  into  action  on  the  21st.  The  Captain  was 
wounded  and  missing  the  same  evening,  and  the  command  of  the  Battery 
then  devolved  upon  your  son.  He  fought  the  Battery  with  extraordinary 
skill  and  gallantry  in  the  rearguard  action  which  followed,  hanging  on  to 
the  last  moment  to  cover  the  retreat  of  the  Infantry.  On  two  occasions 
he  took  teams  from  G  Battery  to  save  guns,  bringing  them  back  each 
time.  Accounts  speak  of  the  splendid  work  done  by  the  Battery,  which 
was  fully  up  to  the  highest  standard  of  the  Horse  Artillery.  Your  son 
was  killed  instantly  by  a  shell  on  March  24th  and  was  buried  near 
Herbecourt.  The  Officer  in  Command,  with  whom  we  have  been  work- 
ing, wishes  to  recommend  your  son  for  the  Victoria  Cross,  and  we  all  wish 
to  pay  our  tribute  to  a  very  gallant  comrade.  I  feel  sure  it  will  be  a 
great  consolation  to  you  to  know  that  it  is  considered  that  the  Horse 
Artillery  played  a  great  part  on  verj'  critical  days." 



Royal  Field  Artillery 

MoretODS  05'-09'  Aged  26  June  2nd,  1517 

Youngest  son  of  the  late  Thomas   Francis  Blackwell,  J. P.,  D.L.,  and 
of  Mrs.  Blackwell,  of  '  The  Cedars,'  Harrow  Weald. 
Oriel  College,  Oxford. 

Lieutenant  Blackwell,  who  was  reading  for  the  Bar  when  the  War  broke 
out,  in  spite  of  defective  eyesight  at  once  sought  and  obtained  a  Commission 
in  a  London  Brigade  of  the  Royal  Field  Artillery  and  proceeded  to  France 
in  March,  191 5.  In  September,  1916,  he  won  the  Military  Cross  for 
gallantry  during  the  Battle  of  the  Somme.  He  was  killed  by  a  shell  on 
June  2nd,  1917,  while  returning  to  his  reserve  line  to  have  a  wounded  leg 

His  Colonel  wrote:  — 

"  I  cannot  tell  you  the  gloom  his  loss  has  cast  over  the  Brigade. 
Personally  I  never  wish  to  command  a  better  soldier  than  he  was — always 
cheery  under  all  circumstances,  fond  of  his  work,  loved  by  his  men,  brave 
to  a  fault,  and  endowed  with  much  more  than  his  share  of  a  sound  common 
sense.  We  all  feel  that  we  have  lost  not  only  a  brave  and  capable  officer, 
but  a  real  friend,  whom  we  all  held,  and  whose  memory  we  shall  always 
hold,  in  the  greatest  affection.     It  has  indeed  hit  us  very  hard." 

A  brother-officer  wrote  : — 

"  Many  friends  at  Harrow  and  Oxford  will  feel  much  the  poorer  by  the 
loss  of  '  Tony '  Blackwell.  So  long  as  memory  endures  they  will  think 
with  sorrow  and  delight  of  that  blithe  and  sunny  nature,  miss  the  quick 
humour  and  the  joyous  laughter,  and  value  the  recollection  of  a  clean  and 
manly  life,  and  of  a  character  which  radiated  fun  and  good  fellowship  up  to 
the  verv  end." 




Grenadier  Guards 
The  Grove  85'-863  Aged  46  July  4th,  191  7 

Third  son  of  the  late  Frederick,  ist  Marquess  of  Dufferin  and  Ava, 
late  Governor-General  of  Canada  and  Viceroy  of  India,  and  of  his  wife, 
Harict,  Marchioness  of  Dufferin  and  Ava,  of  Clandeboye,  Co.  Down, 

Balliol  College,  Oxford.     Called  to  the  Bar,  1896. 

In  the  South  African  War  he  acted,  first  as  Newspaper  Correspondent, 
and  then  as  Assistant  Judge  Advocate  to  the  Forces.  In  190 1  he  joined 
Lord  Milner's  staff  in  Johannesburg,  and  in  1903  became  Assistant  Colonial 
Secretary  at  Bloemfontein.  From  1907  to  1909  he  was  Colonial  Secretary, 
Barbados,  first  on  the  staff  of  the  Labour  Exchanges,  then  as  Assistant 
Secretary  to  the  Development  Commission. 

Executed  the  illustrations  in  Hilaire  Belloc's  "The  Bad  Child's  Book 
of  Beasts,"  "  More  Beasts  (for  Worse  Children),"  and  also  "  The  Modern 

2nd  Lieutenant  Lord  Basil  Blackwood  volunteered  for  service  on  the 
outbreak  of  the  War  and  acted  as  galloper  to  Colonel  David  Campbell, 
9th  Lancers,  at  Mons.  He  was  severely  wounded  in  October,  191 4,  and 
on  being  invalided  home  became  Private  Secretary  to  the  Lord  Lieutenant 
of  Ireland,  until  sufficiently  recovered  to  be  able  to  rejoin  the  Army.  In 
191 6  he  was  given  a  Commission  in  the  Grenadier  Guards  and  served 
with  them  in  France  till  the  time  of  his  death. 

He  was  killed  at  Boesringhe,  in  Flanders,  on  July  4th,  1 91 7,  during  a 
night  raid.     He  was  first  reported  '  missing'  and  afterwards  *  killed.' 

A  brother-officer  in  the  9th  Lancers  wrote  : — 

"  His  record  is  the  finest  imaginable  and  ought  to  be  handed  down  and 
taught  in  every  school  as  that  of  the  ideal  Englishman.  With  all  his 
capabilities,  age,  influence,  and  record,  to  join  as  a  Second  Lieutenant  is  in 
itself  a  deed  of  which  the  country  should  be  proud." 

The  Adjutant  of  the  2nd  Battalion  Grenadier  Guards  wrote  : — 

"  I  do  not  think  that  a  more  gallant  figure  than  his  can  ever  have  gone 
to  join  the  great  company  of  fearless  men  who  so  gladly  gave  up  everything 
that  was  theirs." 


LIEUT.-COL.    P.    L.    K.    BLAIR-OLIPHANT,    D.S.O. 

Rifle  Brigade 
Morctons  82-86'  Aged  50  April  8th,  191 8 

Only  son  of  Philip  Oliphant  Kington  Blair-Oliphant  (O.H.),  of 
Ardblair,  and  of  his  wife,  Henrietta,  only  daughter  of  William  H.  Yaldwyn, 
of  Blackdown. 

Shooting  VIII,  1885. 

Married,  in  1901,  Laura  Geraldina  Bodenham,  and  leaves  three  sons 
and  a  daughter. 

Lieut. -Colonel  Blair-OIiphant  obtained  a  Commission  in  the  Rifle 
Brigade  in  1888,  and,  after  service  in  India,  retired  from  the  Army  in 
1903,  being  placed  on  the  Reserve  of  Officers.  In  June,  1914,  he  joined 
the  Ulster  Volunteer  Force  (Royal  Irish  Rifles),  as  Second-in-Command, 
and  went  with  them  to  the  Front  in  October,  191 5.  He  was  mentioned  in 
Despatches  four  times  and  was  awarded  the  D.S.O.  for  immediate  reward 
for  gallantry  in  the  field  on  July  ist,  1916.  He  commanded  his  Battalion 
from  September,  191 6,  until  he  was  mortally  wounded  on  March  28th, 
1 91 8,  while  rendering  assistance  to  a  wounded  man  under  heavy  fire.  He 
died  of  his  wounds  on  April  8th,  191 8. 

A  brother-officer  wrote  : — 

"  The  CO.  was  hit  the  first  day.  He  was  in  great  form.  One  night 
before  we  went  into  action  a  fellow  came  rushing  up  on  horseback  and 
told  him  that  the  Hun  Cavalry  was  through,  and  that  we  had  better  quit. 
The  C.O.'s  remark  was,  'We  have  been  waiting  for  the  Hun  for  two  and  a 
half  years  and  surely  aren't  going  to  turn  from  him  now.'  .  .  .  The  CO. 
said  to  me  just  before  going  into  action,  *  At  last  the  spirit  of  our  dreams 
comes  true.' " 

General  Nugent  wrote  : — 

"  1  think  he  was  one  of  the  most  imperturbable  and  gallant  men  I  have 
ever  met.  I  have  heard  so  often  from  his  Officers  and  men  what  a  tran- 
quillizing influence  he  used  to  exert  on  them  when  they  were  in  difficulties, 
merely  to  see  him  walking  along  the  line  as  coolly  and  unhurried  as  if  he 
were  in  his  own  garden.  He  did  not  know  the  meaning  of  fear  and  was 
the  most  loyal  helper  anyone  ever  had." 

Another  brother-officer  wrote  : — 

"  The  Colonel  was  my  greatest  friend  in  the  Regiment.  I  respected, 
honoured,  and  loved  him,  as  did  every  Officer  and  man  who  ever  knew  or 
met  him." 



Suffolk  Regiment 
The  Grove  97^-02'  Aged  34  April  loth,  1918 

Second  son  of  the  late  Edward  Bolton,  and  of  his  wife,  Charlotte  Mary 
Bolton,  of  1 1  West  Eaton  Place,  S.W. 

Trinity  College,  Oxford,  B.A.,  1905. 

Solicitor,  Yeoman  of  the  City  of  London,  Liveryman  of  the  Skinners' 
Company  :  for  some  years  acted  as  Secretary  of  the  Old  Harrovian  Football 
Club.  His  brother.  Sergeant  W.  S.  Bolton  (O.H.),  Royal  Fusiliers,  a 
notice  of  whom  appears  in  Volume  VI,  died  of  pneumonia  in  London, 
a  week  after  the  signing  of  the  Armistice,  having  served  since  the  second 
day  of  the  War. 

Married  Elsie  Nisbet,  only  daughter  of  Mr.  Nisbet,  ot  Liverpool. 

Lieutenant  Bolton  joined  the  23rd  Royal  Fusiliers  as  a  Private  and 
went  to  the  Front  with  them  in  November,  191 5.  He  was  given  a  Com- 
mission in  the  Suffolk  Regiment  in  the  following  September  and  was 
wounded  at  the  Battle  of  Arras  on  April  9th,  19 17.  He  returned  to  the 
Front  five  months  afterwards,  being  gazetted  Lieutenant  just  before  his 
death.  He  acted  as  Intelligence  Officer  to  his  Battalion.  He  was  killed 
on  April  loth,  191 8,  at  La  Rolanderie  Farm,  near  Erquinghem,  west  of 

His  Colonel  wrote  to  his  widow  : — 

"  I  cannot  tell  you  how  deeply  grieved  I  am  at  the  loss  of  your  husband. 
He  did  splendidly  on  March  20th  and  2ist,  and  again  on  April  9th  and 

The  Chaplain  wrote  to  his  brother  : — 

"  When  your  brother  fell  he  was  at  the  top  of  the  trench,  engaged 
in  thinning  out  the  men  to  lessen  casualties.  Your  brother  had  all  the 
characteristics  which  made  up  the  human  side  of  the  soldier  beneath  a 
natural  modesty.  1  found  him  to  be  extraordinarily  kind  to  his  men,  and 
generous  to  his  brother-officers.  He  was  a  merry  soldier,  but  very  much 
in  earnest.  I  have  heard  him  make  remarks  in  very  trying  times  which 
put  heart  in  all  around  him." 

A  brother-officer  wrote  to  his  widow  : — 

"  My  admiration  for  your  husband  was  unbounded.  I  do  not  know 
any  more  splendid  war  record  than  his.  His  last  act  was  for  others  ;  the 
enemy  were  very  close  and  our  line  thin  in  places  ;  he  was  getting  things 
square,  and  had  just  done  so,  when  he  was  hit." 



South  Staffordshire  Regiment 
Small  Houses  93^-96'  Aged  37  May  ist,  1917 

Youngest  son  of  the  late  John  Bonner,  of  the  Falkland  Islands,  and  of 
Mrs.  Bonner. 

Married,  In  1904,  Siseley,  only  daughter  of  the  late  E.  Park,  of  Edin- 

Lieut.-Colonel  Bonner  joined  the  South  Staffordshire  Regiment  in  1900. 
He  served  in  the  South  African  War,  receiving  the  Queen's  and  King's 
Medals,  with  five  clasps.     He  became  Captain  in  1908. 

Brigadier-General  Ovens,  commanding  22nd  Infantry  Brigade,  late 
Lieut.-Colonel  commanding  the  1st  Battalion  South  Staffordshire  Regiment, 
wrote  : — 

"  In  October,  19 14,  he  proceeded  to  Zeebrugge  with  the  7th  Division, 
as  Adjutant  of  the  ist  Battalion  South  Staffordshires,  and  rendered  splendid 
and  devoted  service  during  the  very  severe  fighting  round  Ypres  from 
October  15th,  19 14,  until  he  was  wounded  in  the  attack  made  by  the 
22nd  Infantry  Brigade  on  October  27th.  He  returned  to  France  in 
February,  191 5,  and  commanded  the  1st  South  Staffordshires  at  Neuve 

"  He  was  subsequently  Adjutant  of  his  Battalion  at  Festubert,  when  he 
displayed  the  greatest  gallantry  and  determination.  It  was  largely  owing 
to  his  efforts  that  his  Battalion  achieved  such  a  brilliant  success  and  held 
on  to  the  positions  they  captured.  Later  at  Loos  he  insisted  on  leaving 
hospital  to  take  part  in  the  Battle  of  Loos,  where  he  was  gassed,  while 
holding  some  of  the  newly  won  German  trenches  near  Hohenzollern  Fort. 
He  returned  to  France  in  191 7,  and  was  mortally  wounded  whilst,  as 
Lieut.-Colonel  commanding  the  loth  Battalion  London  Regiment  (Royal 
Fusiliers),  he  was  leading  his  Battalion  into  action  at  Gavrelle.  He  was  a 
very  brave  and  most  capable  Officer,  who  was  able  to  command  the  love 
and  devotion  of  his  men,  whilst  exacting  from  them  hard  work  and 
maintaining  the  strictest  discipline.  He  was  three  times  mentioned  in 
Despatches  and  awarded  the  D.S.O." 



Royal  Scots  {attached  M.G.C.) 
The  Headmaster's  o6'-ii^  Aged  25  September  13th,  1917 

Fourth  son  of  James  Wyld  Brown,  of  Eastrop  Grange,  Highworth, 
Wilts,  and  of  Primrose,  daughter  of  Captain  Kennedy,  of  Finnarts, 
Glenapp,  Ayrshire. 

Monitor,  1910  :  Head  of  his  House. 

Was  fruit-farming  in  Sussex.     Played  cricket  for  Wiltshire. 

Lieutenant  Brown  was  given  a  Commission  in  September,  1914,  in  the 
Oxfordshire  and  Buckinghamshire  Light  Infantry  (T.F.),  then  in  training 
at  Oxford.  In  February,  191 5,  he  resigned  his  Commission  in  order  to  go 
to  the  R.M.C.,  Sandhurst.  In  May,  1915,  he  was  gazetted  to  the  3rd 
Battalion  Royal  Scots,  who  were  in  camp  at  Weymouth,  and  subsequently 
near  Edinburgh.  In  September,  1915,  he  joined  another  Battalion  of  the 
Royal  Scots  at  St.  Eloi,  and  after  serving  with  them  for  nine  months  was 
seconded  for  duty  with  the  Machine  Gun  Corps.  In  July,  19 16,  he  was 
severely  wounded  in  the  attack  on  Longueval,  on  the  Somme,  and  was  for 
some  time  in  hospital  at  Torquay.  He  returned  to  light  duty  at  Grantham 
in  December,  1916,  and  afterwards  at  Clipstone  till  June,  1 917,  when  he 
went  back  to  the  Front,  where  he  was  wounded  on  September  12th  and 
died  of  these  wounds  the  next  day. 






ind  Dragoons 
Kendalls  8 1'-8+^  Aged  49  April  nth,  1917 

Younger  son  of  the  late  Francis  Bulkeley  Bulkeley-Johnson,  partner  in 
the  firm  of  Jardine,  Matheson  &  Co.,  China  Merchants,  and  of  Mrs. 

R.M.C.,  Sandhurst. 

Brigadier-General  Bulkeley-Johnson,  A.D.C.  to  H.M.  the  King,  joined 
the  Royal  Scots  Greys  in  1887,  becoming  Captain  in  1894,  and  Major  in 
1902.  He  took  part  in  the  Nile  Expedition  of  1899,  and  was  present  at 
the  operations  which  led  up  to  the  final  defeat  of  the  Khalifa.  He  was 
mentioned  in  Despatches  and  received  the  British  Medal  and  the  Egyptian 
Medal  with  two  clasps.  He  also  held  the  following  Honours  :  Order  of 
the  Mejidieh  (4th  Class),  Legion  of  Honour  (Officier),  St.  George  (3rd 
Class)  for  Valour,  being  the  sole  recipient  of  the  latter  under  the  rank  of 

He  was  one  of  the  best  heavy-weight  riders  in  the  Army  and  a  fine 
player  of  both  polo  and  cricket.  He  was  also  a  most  successful  big-game 
hunter,  having  been  one  of  the  first  to  penetrate  into  Northern  East  Africa, 
and  obtained  some  fine  heads  in  North  America  and  Canada. 

At  the  beginning  of  the  War  he  was  in  command  of  his  Regiment  and 
was  promoted  Brigadier-General  in  November,  191 4,  being  twice  mentioned 
in  Despatches. 

He  was  shot  dead  when  out,  almost  alone,  on  a  personal  reconnaissance 
which  saved  the  lives  of  countless  of  his  men,  at  Monchy  on  April  nth, 

One  of  his  Brigade  wrote  : — 

"The  three  qualities  which  most  endeared  the  General  to  his  Brigade 
were  his  great  courage,  moral  as  well  as  physical,  his  independence  of  mind, 
and  his  loyalty  to  all  who  served  him.  In  action  he  was  superb  :  splendidly 
cool,  quick  in  decision,  unshaken  in  resolve.  .  .  .  We  mourn  the  loss  of  a 
very  gallant  soldier  and  a  loyal  friend." 

Captain  Palmer  wrote  : — 

"  1  consider  Bulkeley-Johnson  the  finest  leader  of  men  I  have  ever  seen." 


CAPTAIN    A.    R.    BUXTON 

Rifle  Brigade 
Elmfield  93'-97^  Aged  37  June  7th,  191 7 

Third  son  of  John  Henry  Buxton,  of  Easneye,  Herts,  and  of  Mrs. 

Trinity  College,  Cambridge.  Local  Director  of  Messrs.  Barclays  Bank, 
Victoria  Street,  S.W.  Was  a  successful  trainer  of  Labrador  Retrievers, 
winning,  with  Hunsdon  Zulu,  in  1910,  the  Championship  in  the  Inter- 
national Gun-dog  League  Retriever  Trials. 

When  the  War  broke  out  Captain  Buxton  enlisted  in  the  Public  Schools 
Battalion,  and  in  January,  1 91 5,  he  was  given  a  Commission  in  the  Rifle 
Brigade  and  went  out  to  France  in  the  following  July.  His  Battalion  was 
in  the  salient  of  Ypres,  and  all  through  the  winter  he  had  many  narrow 
escapes.  In  August,  1916,  he  led  his  Company  into  action  at  Guillemont. 
His  health  then  broke  down,  and  after  a  spell  in  a  rest  camp  he  was 
attached  as  a  *  staff  learner'  to  a  Brigade  Headquarters.  He  was,  however, 
always  anxious  to  return  to  his  Battalion,  and  this  he  succeeded  in  doing, 
but  only  a  few  days  before  his  death.  He  was  killed  in  action  during  the 
first  day  of  the  Battle  of  Messines  on  June  7th,  191 7. 

Lieut.-Colonel  Pigot,  D.S.O.,  M.C.,  commanding  his  Battalion, 
wrote: — 

"  He  was  just  coming  back  from  the  front  line  after  an  attack  yesterday 
when  he  was  hit  by  a  bullet  and  died  almost  at  once.  I  can't  tell  you  how 
much  I  deplore  his  loss.  He  had  been  with  us  a  long  time  and  on  ever 
so  many  occasions  had  shown  himself  a  very  brave  man.  Everyone  loved 
him,  and  all  the  men  of  his  Company  will,  I  know,  regret  his  loss.  He  was 
always  doing  his  best  to  make  his  men  comfortable,  and  I  can  assure  you 
he  will  be  a  very  great  loss  to  us  all." 


MAJOR    E.    H.    H.    CARLILE 

Hertfordshire  Yeomanry 

Newlands  94^-99'  Aged  37  March  22nd,  1918 

Only  son  of  Colonel  Sir  Hildred  Carlile,  Bart.,  M.P.  for  Mid  Herts, 
and  of  Lady  Carlile,  of  Ponsbourne  Park,  Hertford. 

Trinity  College,  Cambridge,  B.A.,  1904.  Represented  ^Cambridge 
University  in  the  Boxing  Competition  (Feather  Weights).  Barrister-at- 
Law,  Inner  Temple.  From  1906  to  1914  spent  much  time  in  Canada,  big- 
game  shooting  in  the  Rockies,  and  developing  land  in  Alberta  and  British 
Columbia.  In  the  spring  of  191 7  was  adopted  Conservative  Candidate  for 
the  Mid  Herts  Division. 

Married,  in  1917,  Ruth  Melicent,  younger  daughter  of  Captain  W.  H. 
Dawson,  late  Inniskilling  Dragoons,  of  Ravensdale,  Tunbridge  Wells,  and 
Villa  Passiflora,  Cannes. 

Major  Carlile,  who  had  spent  ten  years  in  the  Yorkshire  Dragoons 
and  later  transferred  to  the  Herts  Yeomanry,  served  with  his  Regiment  in 
England  from  September,  191 4.  He  was  subsequently  attached  to  the 
Hertfordshire  Regiment,  and  left  for  France  in  January,  191 8.  On  March 
22nd,  191 8,  he  and  all  his  men,  with  one  exception,  were  killed  near 
Peronne,  having  been  sent  forward  to  reinforce  '  if  possible.'  He  was  him- 
self shot  with  a  revolver  by  a  German  Officer. 

Colonel  Abel-Smith,  commanding  Herts  Yeomanry,  wrote  : — 
"  You  know  how  much   I  appreciated  him  in  the  Yeomanry,  and  how 
well  we  got  on  in  daily  intercourse  for  nearly  two  years.      He  was  certainly 
one  of  the  best  and  most  loyal  Officers  a  CO.  could  have  had,  and  I  keenly 
regret  his  loss." 

Colonel  Phillips,  commanding  i/i  Hertfordshire  Regiment,  wrote  : — 
"  I  don't  think  that  I  met,  during  nearly  four  years  in  France,  an  Officer 
in  whom   I  put  such   implicit  confidence.     He  was  so  conscientious  and 
thorough  in  everything,  that  one  always  knew  that  anything  he  tried  would 
be  done  if  possible,  and  his  never-failing  cheerfulness  made  it  a  pleasure  to 
meet  him  every  day.     Although  he  had  not  been  with  us  very  long  it  was  a 
great  relief  to  me  many  a  time  to  feel  that  he  was  commanding  a  Company. 
The  way  he  looked  after  his  men  was  a  lesson  to  all." 
Major  Barter,  ist  Hertfordshire  Regiment,  wrote  : — 
"  Major  Carlile  was  commanding  No.  4  most  gallantly.     At  the  time  he 
was  '  missing '  his  Company  was  doing  very  fine  work  indeed.     The  charm  of 
his  personality  has  left  a  deep  impression  on  all  of  us.  .   .   .   How  gallantly 
he  led  his  men,  and  how  sterling  he  was  in  the  hour  of  trial !  " 



Leicestershire  Regiment 
The  Park  oi'-os^  Aged  30  September  25th,  1917 

Eldest  son  of  Major  Philip  William  Poole  Carlyon-Britton,  D.L.,  J. P., 
F.S.A.,  West  Yorkshire  Regiment,  of  Hanham  Court,  Hanham  Abbotts, 
Gloucestershire,  and  43  Bedford  Square,  London,  W.C.,  and  of  Agnes 
Cassandra,  eldest  daughter  of  Charles  Alfred  Carlyon,  of  Kirby  Muxloe, 

Student  of  Lincoln's  Inn. 

Private  Carlyon-Britton  was  gazetted  2nd  Lieutenant  in  the  Royal 
Fusiliers  (City  of  London  Regiment)  Special  Reserve  in  1908  and  joined 
the  5th  Battalion  Royal  Dublin  Fusiliers  in  1910,  being  promoted  Lieutenant 
in  1 91 1.  He  resigned  his  Commission  in  1912.  In  September,  19 14,  he 
was  appointed  temporary  2nd  Lieutenant  in  the  Worcestershire  Regiment, 
but  was  invalided  out  early  in  the  War  and  totally  exempted  from  further 
service.  After  many  months'  rest  he  felt  so  much  better  that  he  decided 
he  ought  to  try  and  serve  again,  and  not  feeling  sure  how  far  the  improve- 
ment in  his  health  was  permanent  he  decided  to  enlist  as  a  Private,  and  not 
try  for  a  Commission  again  for  a  time.  He  therefore,  in  November,  191 6, 
enlisted  in  the  Leicestershire  Regiment  and  went  to  France  in  February, 
191 7.  He  had  just  been  recommended  by  his  Colonel  for  a  Commission, 
when,  on  September  25th,  1917,  he  was  killed  in  action  while  acting  as 
runner  to  an  advanced  post,  on  the  night  before  the  attack  on  Polygon 


CAPTAIN  J.    W.    CATER,    M.C. 

Middlesex  Regiment 
Home  Boarders  ()6^-g%^  Aged  35  July  9th,  1917 

Sixth  son  of  the  late  C.  A.  Cater  (O.H.),  of  Corran,  Harrow-on-the- 
Hill,  and  of  the  late  Mrs.  Cater. 

Tea  Planter  in  Ceylon  and  the  Malay  States. 

Married,  in  1913,  Violet,  youngest  daughter  of  J.  T.  Horley,  J. P.,  of 

Captain  Cater  fought  in  the  South  African  War,  being  then  in  the 
Ceylon  Mounted  Infantry,  attached  to  the  Gloucestershire  Regiment.  He 
received  the  Queen's  Medal  with  two  clasps. 

In  September,  1 9 14,  he  enlisted  in  the  Royal  First  Devon  Yeomanry, 
obtaining  a  Commission  in  the  9th  Middlesex  Regiment  in  June,  191 5. 
He  went  to  France  in  October,  1916,  and  was  promoted  Captain  in  January, 
1917.  He  fought  in  the  Battle  of  Arras  and  was  wounded  on  April  9th. 
After  this  attack  he  was  recommended  for  the  Military  Cross,  and  the 
Gazette  of  July  i8th,  1917,  thus  describes  his  act  : — 

"  The  success  of  the  attack  was  largely  due  to  his  initiative  and  skilful 
leading.  He  showed  the  utmost  energy  and  coolness  in  organizing  his  men 
under  heavy  fire  after  each  advance.     He  set  a  fine  example  throughout." 

On  May  3rd,  191 7,  he  was  severely  wounded  near  Arras  while  leading 
his  men  in  an  attack  at  dawn.  After  having  carried  on  his  back  one  of  his 
Officers  who  was  unable  to  move,  when  he  himself  was  badly  wounded,  he 
was  again  hit  and  taken  prisoner.  He  died  in  hospital  at  Cassel,  in  Ger- 
many, on  July  9th,  1 917. 

His  Colonel  wrote  : — 

"  He  was  one  of  the  most  gallant  Officers  I  have  ever  had  serving  under 
me,  and  I  had  for  him  the  utmost  esteem  and  regard." 

The  following  information  was  received  from  one  of  his  own  men  : — 

"  Captain  Cater  carried  Mr.  Hartley  as  far  as  the  shell-hole  where  I  was. 
Captain  Cater  had  already  been  wounded  and  was  then  too  exhausted  to 
carry  Mr.  Hartley  any  further.  He  left  the  shell-hole  and  was  very  soon 
hit  four  times  with  machine-gun  fire.  Four  men  tried  to  get  the  Captain 
in,  but  the  machine-gun  fire  was  too  much  for  them.  They  were  only 
thirty  yards  from  the  German  lines." 



MAJOR    C.  M.  B.  CHAPMAN,  M.C. 

East  Kent  Regiment  {attached  R.F.C.) 

Church  Hill  06 '-07'  Aged  25  October  ist,  1917 

Elder  son  of  William  Charles  Newton  Chapman,  and  of  his  wife,  Alice 
Maud  Chapman,  of  Heppington,  Canterbury,  Kent. 

Major  Chapman,  who  on  the  outbreak  of  the  War  was  in  the  3rd 
Battalion  The  Buffs,  Special  Reserve,  at  once  applied  to  join  the  Expedi- 
tionary Force  and  went  to  France  with  the  1st  Battalion  in  September, 
1914.  He  served  all  through  the  early  fighting  and  was  for  nine  months 
in  the  trenches,  when  he  was  invalided  home  with  trench  fever.  He  had 
always  been  keenly  interested  in  Flying,  and  while  on  sick  leave,  in  order 
to  make  sure  of  getting  into  the  R.F.C,  he  obtained  the  Aero  Club's 
qualification  and  was  subsequently  attached  to  the  R.F.C.  After  obtaining 
his  *  Wings'  he  flew  to  France  on  April  ist,  1916,  and  served  there  till 
the  following  August,  when  he  came  home  for  a  rest.  He  was  awarded 
the  Military  Cross,  "  For  conspicuous  gallantry  and  skill  in  action  against 
hostile  aeroplanes.  On  one  occasion  he  attacked  three  L.V.G.'s  and  one 
Fokker,  shooting  the  latter  down.  Later,  during  an  air  battle  with  eleven 
enemy  machines,  he  brought  another  Fokker  down."  Subsequently  he  was 
made  a  Chevalier  de  I'Ordre  de  Leopold  and  received  the  Croix  de  Guerre 

While  in  England  he  was  promoted  Captain  and  Flight  Commander, 
but  was  always  trying  to  get  back  to  France,  even  offering  to  forgo  his 
rank,  if  such  a  step  would  ensure  his  being  posted  to  a  Squadron  at  the 
Front.  He  was  ultimately  posted  to  a  Squadron  of  Fighting  Scouts  in 
France,  where  in  the  words  of  a  member  of  the  Squadron  *  he  surpassed 
his  own  record.' 

He  was  then  given  a  Staf!  Appointment  in  France,  but  this  did  not 
appeal  to  him,  and  he  begged  to  be  allowed  to  rejoin  his  Squadron.  The 
opportunity  came  unexpectedly,  as  his  old  Squadron  Commander  was 
suddenly  taken  ill,  and  he  was  sent  to  take  temporary  charge  and  very 
shortly  afterwards  was  appointed  to  the  permanent  charge  with  the  rank 
of  Major. 

He  was  mortally  wounded  while  directing  Anti-Aircraft  fire  during  an 
enemy  attack  on  the  Aerodrome  on  the  night  of  September  30th,  19 17,  and 
died  a  few  hours  afterwards  on  the  following  day. 

His  younger  and  only  brother,  an  Observer  in  the  R.F.C,  was  killed 
less  than  a  week  afterwards. 



King's  Royal  Rifle  Corps 

The  Park  84'-88'  Aged  47  August  30th,  19 17 

Eldest  son  of  the  late  Colonel  T.  W.  C.  Chester-Master  (O.H.),  and 
of  his  wife  Georgina  Emily,  daughter  of  J.  E.  W.  Rolls,  of  The  Hendre, 

Christ  Church,  Oxford. 

Married,  in  1901,  Geraldine,  eldest  daughter  of  the  late  John  Hunger- 
ford  Arkwright,  of  Hampton  Court,  Herefordshire,  and  leaves  two  sons 
and  a  daughter. 

Lieut. -Colonel  Chester-Master  joined  the  King's  Royal  Rifle  Corps  in 
1893  ^"<i  retired  as  Major  in  1900.  He  served  through  the  South  African 
War,  being  present  at  the  actions  of  Belmont,  Graspan,  Modder  River, 
Magersfontein,  Paardeberg,  Driefontein,  and  Sanna's  Post.  He  was 
twice  mentioned  in  Despatches  and  received  the  Queen's  Medal  with  six 
clasps  and  the  King's  Medal  with  two  clasps,  as  well  as  the  brevet  of 
Major.  He  acted  as  A.D.C.  to  Lord  Milner  when  he  was  High  Com- 
missioner of  South  Africa  and  held  the  positions  of  Commandant-General 
of  the  British  South  African  Police,  Rhodesia,  from  1901  to  1905,  and 
Resident  Commissioner  and  Commandant-General  in  Southern  Rhodesia 
from  1905  to  1908.  In  May,  1 910,  he  was  placed  on  retired  pay  from 
the  K.R.R.C.  and  took  the  appointment  of  Chief  Constable  of  Gloucester- 
shire. In  March,  1 915,  he  rejoined  his  old  Regiment  and  after  a  few 
months  was  given  command  of  a  Battalion.  In  June,  191 6,  he  was  men- 
tioned in  Despatches,  again  in  June,  191 7,  and  a  third  time  in  December, 
191 7.  In  the  Birthday  Honours  List  of  June,  191 7,  he  was  awarded  the 
D.S.O.,  while  a  few  months  later  a  bar  was  added  to  it,  the  Gazette  con- 
taining the  following  description: — "During  operations  for  six  days  he 
displayed  great  courage  and  ability.  His  Battalion  was  very  short  of 
Officers,  and  he  had  no  rest  during  that  period.  His  splendid  example 
and  total  disregard  for  safety  inspired  his  men  with  great  confidence." 

He  was  killed  in  action  on  August  30th,  19 17. 

"  If  ever  any  man  was  looked  up  to  and  respected  it  was  he.  Every 
Officer  and  man  who  ever  had  anything  to  do  with  him  could  have  but  one 
opinion  of  his  character  as  a  man,  and  his  qualities  as  a  leader  of  men.  .  .  . 
He  was  one  of  the  few  Commanding  Officers  who  earned  the  bar  to  his 
D.S.O.  He  earned  it  more  than  once,  for  he  was  always  where  danger 
was  greatest." 



iBth  Hussars 
The  Knoll  lo'-io^  Aged  21  April  13th,  19 17 

Elder  son  of  W.  S.  Childe-Pemberton  (O.H.),  of  12  Portman  Street, 
W.,  and  of  Lady  Constance  Childe-Pemberton,  and  nephew  of  Major 
Childe,  of  Kinlet  (Royal  Horse  Guards),  who  was  killed  in  the  South 
African  War. 

On  the  outbreak  of  the  War  Lieutenant  Childe-Pemberton  received  a 
Commission  in  the  1 2th  Reserve  Cavalry.  He  was  then  gazetted  to  the 
1 8th  Hussars,  and  in  October,  191 6,  he  left  Aldershot  for  France, 
subsequently  rejoining  the  nth  Hussars,  the  Regiment  of  his  Reserve 
(i2th  Cavalry). 

On  April  4th,  1 91 7,  he  went  up  to  Vimy  Ridge,  in  command  of  a 
dismounted  party  of  one  hundred  *  Cavalry  Pioneers,'  to  the  support  of 
the  Canadians,  and  there  took  part  in  the  Pimple  Hill  operations,  under 
the  icth  Field  Company  of  the  Canadian  Engineers,  being  constantly 
exposed  to  shell-fire  and  working  under  the  most  trying  conditions  for 
several  days.  He  was  mortally  wounded  on  April  13th,  191 7,  and  died  the 
same  day  in  hospital  at  Barlin. 

Lieut.-Colonel  Irving,  D.S.O.,  Canadian  Royal  Engineers,  wrote  : — 

"  1  might  state  that  the  Officer  Commanding  loth  Field  Company  and 
all  his  Officers  spoke  very  highly  of  Lieutenant  Childe-Pemberton  and  his 

Lieutenant  H.  T.  R.  Jackson  reported  : — 

"  During  the  time  that  2nd  Lieutenant  Childe-Pemberton  was  working 
with  us  he  proved  himself  a  capable  and  absolutely  fearless  Officer  under 
very  trying  conditions,  and  it  was  with  the  greatest  sorrow  that  we  heard 
his  wounds  had  proved  fatal." 

A  brother-officer  in  the  Cavalry  Pioneers  wrote  : — 

"  The  few  days  that  he  and  I  were  together  I  could  not  help  thinking 
what  a  charming  boy  he  was  ...  his  only  thought  was  for  those  around 


CAPTAIN    G.   H.    T.   CHOWNE 

East  Lancashire  Regiment 
The  Head  Master's  893-93'  Aged  41  May  ist,  191 7 

Only  surviving  son  of  the  late  Colonel  W.  C,  Chowne,  6th  Punjab 

An  artist  and  painter  of  great  promise.  Was  a  frequent  contributor  to 
the  Exhibitions  of  the  New  English  Art  Club,  where  a  special  exhibition 
of  his  paintings  was  held  after  his  death  in  honour  of  his  memory. 

In  the  summers  of  191 2-14  he  was  constantly  in  the  School  playing 
fields,  where  he  was  engaged  upon  a  number  of  drawings  which  he  had 
hoped  to  publish  when  the  series,  as  planned  by  himself,  had  been 

Married,  in  April,  1903,  Nora  Locking  Johnson. 

Captain  Chowne  in  the  early  weeks  of  the  War  received  a  Commission 
in  the  East  Lancashire  Regiment,  and  in  due  course  proceeded  with  the 
Expeditionary  Force  to  Salonica,  where  he  died  of  wounds  in  May,  1917. 

A  brother-officer  wrote: — 

"  How  splendidly  Gerard  behaved.  He  would  not  be  carried  in  till  he 
had  finished  the  report  he  was  writing.  Then  he  saw  his  Colonel  and 
recommended  his  stretcher-bearers  for  recognition.  He  then  saw  his 
General,  to  whom  he  told  the  weak  points  of  the  position." 




Hertfordshire  Regiment 
The  Park  92^-95^  Aged  39  March  30th,  1918 

Eldest  son  of  Sir  William  Selby  Church  (O.H.),  Bart.,  K.C.B.,  M.D., 
late  President  of  the  Royal  College  of  Physicians,  London,  and  of  his  wife, 
Sybil  Constance,  daughter  of  Charles  John  Bigge,  of  Linden,  Northumber- 

University  College,  Oxford,  B.A.,  1901  :  M.A.,  1905.  Called  to  the 
Bar,  1903.  Joined  the  Colonial  Service  as  a  District  Commissioner  on 
the  Gold  Coast,  1907. 

Married,  in  1908,  Brenda,  daughter  of  the  late  H.  L.  Pattinson,  and 
leaves  three  daughters. 

Lieutenant  Church  enlisted  in  the  Public  Schools  Battalion  Middlesex 
Regiment  in  August,  1914,  and  received  a  Commission  in  the  ist  Hert- 
fordshire Regiment  in  March,  19 15.  He  served  as  Acting  Captain, 
Assistant  Adjutant,  and  Musketry  Instructor  in  the  2nd  Battalion  in 
England  in  1916,  and  went  out  to  France  in  August,  191 7.  The  1st  Herts 
then  formed  part  of  the  19th  Corps  under  Brigadier-General  Congreve, 
V.C.,  and  took  part  in  the  retreat  which  began  on  March  21st.  He  was 
killed  on  March  30th,  191 8,  while  leading  the  remnants  of  the  1st  Herts 
in  one  of  the  last  counter-attacks  made  on  the  enemy. 

A  brother-officer  wrote  : — 

"...  A  man  who  showed  himself,  by  his  gallant  bearing  and  resource, 
an  Officer  and  gentleman  of  the  highest  quality  and  efficiency.  To  have 
such  a  comrade  as  Church  during  three  or  four  of  the  most  trying  days  of 
my  war  experience  was  indeed  a  stroke  of  most  exceptional  good  fortune." 

Another  wrote : — 

"  Of  those  who  did  especially  well,  Christie,  Church,  and  Griffin  were 
the  most  distinguished.  Church  did  wonders  and  was  wounded  only  on 
the  last  day  and  died  in  a  few  minutes." 

Another  wrote  : — 

*'  Words  can  only  dimly  convey  what  this  gallant  and  gentle  soldier  did 
and  endured  for  ten  or  eleven  fateful  days,  and  to  lose  his  life  almost  at  the 
moment  of  relief  was  a  tragedy  beyond  words.  But  go  where  you  will  all 
round  the  Battalion,  from  Commissioned  Officers  to  N.C.O.s  and  men,  he 
was  the  hero  of  the  day  and  of  every  day." 

Another  wrote  : — 

"  Church  did  splendidly  and  showed  great  powers  of  leadership." 




Queeris  Own  Yorkshire  Dragoons 
Newlands  94'-99'  Aged  37  February  i8th,  191 8 

Elder  son  of  John  William  Clay,  of  Rastrick  House,  Brighouse,  York- 
shire, and  of  Mrs.  Clay. 

Entrance  Scholar  :  Monitor,  1896  :  Head  of  the  School,  1898  :  Botfield 
Scholar,  1898.  Balliol  College,  Oxford,  1st  Class  Mods:  B.A.  1905, 
M.A.  1907.  Called  to  the  Bar  of  the  Inner  Temple  1906.  Parliamentary 
Private  Secretary  to  Lord  Somerleyton. 

Married,  in  1 91 1,  Mary  Winifred  Muriel,  younger  daughter  of  William 
Ralph  Walker,  of  Scotnish,  Lochgilphead,  N.B.,  and  leaves  a  son  and  two 

Captain  Clay  joined  the  Yorkshire  Dragoons  in  1906,  but  was  trans- 
ferred to  the  T.F,  Reserve  in  191 3.  At  the  outbreak  of  the  War  he 
rejoined  the  Yorkshire  Dragoons  and  went  to  France  with  them  in  July, 
1915.  From  September,  1916,  to  October,  1917,  he  commanded  a  Squadron, 
and  was  then  made  Court  Martial  Officer. 

He  was  killed  by  a  bomb  on  February  i8th,  1918,  and  is  buried  in  the 
military  cemetery  at  Tincourt-Bouchy,  east  of  Peronne. 

Lieut.-Colonel  J.  Gilbert  Mellor,  Deputy  Judge-Advocate-General, 
wrote  : — 

"  His  exceptional  abilities  gave  me  great  confidence  in  his  work.  Such 
Officers  are  not  easy  to  find,  and  his  death  is  a  real  loss  to  the  Army." 

Captain  Douglas  Long  wrote  : — 

"  I  had  a  great  regard  for  his  strong  character,  powers  of  judgment,  and 
quick  dry  humour.  He  gained  the  esteem  of  all  those  with  whom  he 
came  in  contact." 

His  servant  wrote  : — 

"  Who  is  there  who  knew  my  late  dearly  loved  Commanding  Officer 
intimately  who  could  ever  forget  him  ?  All  his  thoughts  were  for  the 
comfort  and  welfare  of  his  men." 



Northamptonshire  Regiment 

The  Head  Master's  09'- 1 4-'  Aged  21  July  31  st,  1917 

Third  and  youngest  son  of  Thomas  Colyer-Fergusson  (O.H.),  of 
Ightham  Mote,  Sevenoaks,  and  of  his  wife,  the  late  Beatrice  Stanley, 
daughter  of  the  late  Right  Hon.  Professor  Max  Mailer. 

Captain  Colyer-Fergusson  was  intending  to  go  up  to  Oriel  College, 
Oxford,  but  when  the  War  broke  out  he  joined  the  Public  Schools  Battalion, 
subsequently  obtaining  a  temporary  Commission  in  February,  1915,  in  the 
Northamptonshire  Regiment,  and  a  permanent  one  in  December,  1916. 
He  went  to  France  in  November,  191 5,  and  was  wounded  at  Contalmaison 
in  July,  1 91 6,  returning  to  France  in  the  following  November.  He  was 
appointed  Acting  Captain  in  January,  191 7.  He  was  killed  on  July  31st, 
1917,  near  Ypres,  after  a  brilliant  attack,  which  he  successfully  led,  and  for 
which  he  gained  the  Victoria  Cross. 

The  official  record  of  this  deed  is  as  follows  : — 

"  For  most  conspicuous  bravery,  skilful  leading,  and  determination  in 
attack.  The  tactical  situation  having  developed  contrary  to  expectation, 
it  was  not  possible  for  his  Company  to  adhere  to  the  original  plan  of 
deployment,  and,  owing  to  the  difficulties  of  the  ground,  and  to  enemy  wire. 
Captain  Colyer-Fergusson  found  himself  with  a  sergeant  and  five  men  only. 
His  party  was  then  threatened  by  a  heavy  counter-attack  from  the  left 
front,  but  this  attack  he  successfully  resisted.  During  this  operation, 
assisted  by  his  Orderly  only,  he  attacked  and  captured  an  enemy  machine 
gun  and  turned  it  on  the  assailants,  many  of  whom  were  killed,  and  a  large 
number  were  driven  into  the  hands  of  an  adjoining  British  unit.  Later, 
assisted  only  by  his  Sergeant,  he  again  attacked  and  captured  a  second 
machine  gun,  by  which  time  he  had  been  joined  by  other  portions  of  his 
Company  and  was  enabled  to  consolidate  his  position.  The  conduct  of 
this  Officer  throughout  forms  an  amazing  record  of  dash,  gallantry,  and 
skill,  for  which  no  reward  can  be  too  gr^eat,  owing  to  the  importance  of  the 
position  won.  This  gallant  Officer  was  shortly  afterwards  killed  by  a 

His  Colonel  wrote: — 

"  I  think  his  death  was  more  keenly  felt  in  the  Regiment  than  any 
I  have  ever  known.  To  my  mind  he  was  the  most  promising  Officer 
under  my  command.  ...  I  cannot  hope  ever  to  replace  him.  He  was, 
besides  being  such  a  first-rate  Officer,  a  thorough  sportsman,  and  the 
cheeriest  of  companions." 



Royal  Flying  Corps 
The  Head  Master's  09^-12'  Aged  21  August  21st,  1917 

Only  child  of  Major-General  the  Hon.  Sir  Percy  Cox,  G.C.I. E., 
K. C.S.I. ,  late  Civil  Service  Commissioner  with  the  Expeditionary 
Force  in  Mesopotamia,  of  Linn  House,  Hamilton,  Scotland,  and  of  Lady 

Married,  in  191 7,  Ethel,  daughter  of  E.  Ellington,  of  Orton  Water- 
ville,  Peterborough. 

2nd  Lieutenant  Cox  originally  passed  into  the  R.M.A.,  Woolwich,  but 
left  with  the  idea  of  going  to  Trinity  College,  Cambridge,  in  October, 
1 914,  to  take  an  Engineering  Degree.  The  outbreak  of  the  War,  how- 
ever, prevented  this,  and  in  August,  1914,  he  enlisted  in  the  nth  Hussars, 
but  in  the  following  month  was  given  a  Cadetship  in  the  R.M.C.,  Sand- 
hurst, leaving  in  December,  1 914,  to  take  a  Commission  in  the  Machine 
Gun  Corps.  In  the  following  March  he  went  to  France.  In  191 6  he  was 
made  2nd  Lieutenant  in  the  Royal  Flying  Corps  and  immediately  returned 
to  France.  In  October,  191 6,  he  was  invalided  home  for  four  months 
and  then  served  in  England  until  June,  191 7,  when  he  again  returned  to 
France.  He  was  killed  in  action  near  Lille  on  August  21st,  191 7,  and  is 
buried  at  the  cemetery  at  Seclin. 

His  Commanding  Officer  wrote  to  his  widow  : — 

"  Your  husband  was  a  splendid  pilot  and  had  done  extremely  good 
work.  He  is  a  very  great  loss  to  the  Squadron,  both  on  account  of  his 
capabilities  and  his  personality  which  endeared  him  to  everybody." 


CAPTAIN   A.    CRAIG,    M.C. 

Gordon  Highlanders 
Home  Boarders  oo*-02'  Aged  31  March  23  rd,  19 18 

Nephew  and  adopted  son  of  Lamond  Howie,  of  Neville  Court,  St. 
John's  Wood,  and  of  Mrs.  Howie. 

Captain  Craig,  who  was  in  British  North  Borneo  when  the  War  broke 
out,  returned  to  England,  and,  in  1915,  joined  the  Inns  of  Court  O.T.C. 
In  the  following  year  he  obtained  a  Commission  in  the  3rd  Gordons, 
Special  Reserve  and  was  attached  to  the  Trench  Mortar  Battery.  He  was 
mentioned  in  Field-Marshal  Sir  Douglas  Haig's  Despatches  in  191 7,  and 
was  posthumously  awarded  the  Military  Cross  in  June,  191 8. 

He  was  killed  in  the  Retreat  on  March  23rd,  1 91 8,  while  fighting  a 
rearguard  action. 

A  brother-officer  wrote  : — 

"  We  miss  him  terribly,  not  only  as  our  leader,  but  also  as  a  very  good 
comrade.  The  posthumous  award  of  the  Military  Cross  has  given  the 
Brigade  the  keenest  satisfaction.  If  ever  a  man  merited  it,  he  did.  I 
admired  very  much  his  soldierly  qualities  and  gallant  behaviour  in  most 
difficult  circumstances." 


LIEUTENANT    M.    A.    E.    CREMETTI,   D.C.M. 

Royal  Scots  Fusiliers  {attached  R.F.C.) 
High  Street  o-j^-o^'  Aged  24  August  14th,  191 7 

Third  son  of  Eugene  Cremetti,  Fine  Art  Publisher,  F.I.D.,  of  68 
Avenue  Road,  Regent's  Park,  and  of  Mrs.  Cremetti. 

Entered  the  Firm  of  Clement  Talbot  to  learn  Engineering. 

Lieutenant  Cremetti  joined  the  Army  as  a  Despatch  rider  during  the  first 
week  of  the  War  and  was  through  the  Retreat  from  Mons.  He  was  wounded 
in  the  Battle  of  the  Marne,  where  he  gained  the  D.C.M.  as  well  as  a  Com- 
mission in  the  Royal  Scots  Fusiliers.  Being,  however,  unfit  for  further 
Infantry  service  he  joined  the  Royal  Flying  Corps  and  on  his  return  to 
France  was  again  wounded,  while  flying  over  the  enemy  lines  on  the 

On  one  occasion  in  France  he  saved  the  life  of  his  Observer  and  him- 
self, when  shot  down  from  a  height  of  8000  feet,  by  throwing  out  the 
Lewis  gun  and  landing  in  *  No  Man's  Land.'  Both  Officers  were  badly 
shaken,  and  Lieutenant  Cremetti,  after  being  in  hospital  for  some  time,  was 
detailed  for  duty  at  an  Aeroplane  Receiving  Station,  where  he  had  to  test  new 
machines.  It  was  soon  after  this,  when  not  yet  fully  recovered  from  his 
injuries,  that  during  the  aeroplane  raid  on  July  7th,  19 17,  Lieutenant  Cre- 
metti charged  twice  through  the  raiding  squadron,  past  the  guarding  battle- 
planes and  back  again ;  then  chased  two  of  the  raiders  towards  the  Channel 
and  succeeded  in  bringing  one  of  them  down  over  the  mouth  of  the 
Thames.  It  was  probably  the  result  of  these  manoeuvres  that  the  German 
squadron  broke  up  and  scattered  towards  the  sea. 

He  was  killed  while  flying  on  duty  at  Hendon  on  August  14th,  1917. 



19M  Hussars 
Kendalls  93'-95^  Aged  38  September  26th,  191 7 

Second  son  of  the  late  George  Croshaw,  of  Churchill,  Chislehurst,  and 
of  Mrs.  Croshaw,  of  Stelvio  Court,  Eastbourne. 

Married,  in  191 1,  Alice  Francis,  daughter  of  Major-General  Walter 

Lieut.-Colonel  Croshaw  received  his  Commission  in  the  19th  Hussars 
in  1899,  and  served  with  his  Regiment  through  the  South  African  War, 
being  with  Sir  George  White  in  the  Defence  of  Ladysmith,  and  receiving 
the  Queen's  and  King's  Medals  with  six  clasps.  He  retired  later  and 
lived  in  Ayrshire,  where  he  became  Remount  Officer  for  Lanarkshire  and 
Renfrewshire.  He  left  England  in  April,  1915,  as  Second-in-Command  of 
the  City  of  London  Yeomanry,  with  whom  he  served  in  Egypt  and  in 
Gallipoli.  In  191 6  he  was  appointed  Lieut.-Colonel  of  the  53rd  Battalion 
Australian  Imperial  Forces  and  saw  much  service  in  France.  He  was  three 
times  mentioned  in  Despatches  and  awarded  the  D.S.O.  for  voluntarily 
crossing  a  barrage  of  fire  three  times  to  obtain  accurate  information  of  the 
situation.  He  was  mortally  wounded  while  leading  his  Battalion  in  the 
attack  on  Polygon  Wood  on  September  26th,  1 917. 

A  brother-officer  wrote: — 

"  While  leading  our  Battalion  to  victory  he  was  severely  wounded  by  a 
shell-burst.  He  died  like  a  hero.  We  have  lost  our  best  friend,  and  the 
shattered  remnant  of  our  grand  Regiment,  which  he  made  and  raised  to  the 
standard  of  perhaps  the  best  fighting  unit  in  the  field,  is  heart-broken  and 


LIEUT.-COLONEL   V.    A.    M.    C.    de   CALRY    D.S.O. 

()th  Draoroons 

Drurics  96'-oo-^  Aged  33  May  icth,  191 7 

Eldest  son  of  Valeric  Magawly  Cerati  de  Calry,  6th  Count  de  Calry, 
and  of  his  wife,  Ellen  Falkenburg,  daughter  of  Redman  Abbott,  of  Phila- 

R.M.C.,  Sandhurst. 

Married,  in  1 91 2,  Sheila,  daughter  of  Donald  Cameron,  of  Clunes,  and 
leaves  a  daughter. 

Lieut.-Colonel  de  Calry  was  originally  gazetted  to  the  3rd  Northumber- 
land Fusiliers  and  was  with  them  as  Acting  Adjutant  in  South  Africa.  He 
then  transferred  to  the  6th  (Inniskilling)  Dragoons  and  accompanied  them 
to  India,  being  for  several  years  Adjutant  of  the  Regiment. 

He  went  to  France  in  November,  1914,  and  served  with  the  Cavalry  till 
1 91 6,  when  he  was  given  command  of  the  7th  Battalion  the  Rifle  Brigade. 
He  fought  in  the  Battles  of  the  Somme  and  Arras,  was  twice  mentioned  in 
Despatches,  and  received  the  D.S.O.  and  the  Croix  de  Chevalier  of  the 
Legion  of  Honour. 

He  was  killed  by  a  shell  on  May  loth,  191 7,  near  Wancourt,  Arras. 

A  brother-officer,  an  Old  Etonian,  wrote  : — 

"  No  more  beloved  or  gallant  Officer  ever  commanded  a  Battalion  of  the 
Rifle  Brigade.  He  gave  himself  body  and  soul  to  the  welfare  of  the  men, 
spent  large  sums  of  money  on  the  Battalion,  and  the  result  was — they  were 
a  fine  Battalion,  devoted  to  the  Colonel.  .  .  .  He  had  led  the  Battalion  so 
finely  on  the  Somme,  and  so  well  earned  his  D.S.O.,  the  whole  Regiment 
were  proud  of  him." 

Another,  an  Old  Harrovian,  wrote  : — 

"  On  the  Somme,  though  he  took  over  the  command  suddenly  and  with 
no  long  experience  of  an  Infantry  Battalion's  ways  in  the  trenches,  he  was 
absolutely  splendid,  utterly  fearless,  and  never  for  a  moment  forgetting  to 
give  the  men  every  comfort  possible.     He  led  and  looked  after  them  too." 

Another,  an  Old  Wykehamist,  wrote  : — 

"  I  cannot  tell  you  how  deeply  his  loss  will  be  felt  by  the  Brigade.  .  .  . 
He  was  always  so  splendidly  cheery,  so  fond  of  his  men,  so  proud  of  his 
Battalion  ;  and  he  had  every  right  to  be.  .  .  .  Whenever  I  wanted  cheering 
up  I  always  went  to  him,  and  I  know  many  people  who  felt  the  same.  .  .  . 
You  may  be  very  sure  that  with  us  nothing  will  dim  the  memory  of  a  very 
gallant  soldier  and  a  wonderful  friend." 


MAJOR    E.    A.    DE    ROTHSCHILD 

Royal  Buckinghamshire  Hussars 
Newlands  99'-04'  Aged  31  November  17th,  191 7 

Second  son  of  Leopold  de  Rothschild,  Partner  in  the  Banking  Firm  of 
N.  M.  dc  Rothschild,  of  5  Hamilton  Place,  W.,  and  of  his  wife,  Marie  de 

Trinity  College,  Cambridge,  1904.  Joint  Master  of  the  Cambridge 
University  Draghounds,  1907.  Twice  represented  the  University  in  the 
Grind  and  rode  the  winners  of  several  races  in  the  University  Steeple- 
chases. Entered  the  family  business  at  New  Court  in  1907.  Visited 
Brazil  and  Chile,  in  1 91 3,  in  the  interests  of  the  Firm.  Treasurer  of  the 
United  Synagogue,  191 1  :  Vice-President,  191 7. 

Major  de  Rothschild,  who  had  been  for  some  years  in  the  Bucks 
Yeomanry,  was  mobilized  with  his  Regiment  on  the  outbreak  of  the  War. 
In  August,  1 914,  he  was  promoted  Captain  and  left  for  Egypt  in  April, 
1 91 5.  He  was  then  sent  to  Gallipoli,  where  he  was  temporarily  in  command 
of  the  Regiment,  but  after  three  months  there  was  invalided  to  the  base. 
He  remained  in  Egypt  till  his  death  on  November  17th,  191 7,  and  was 
present  at  both  Battles  of  Gaza.  In  March,  191 7,  he  became  Major.  He 
was  wounded  in  the  Yeomanry  charge  on  El  Mughair  on  November  13th, 
191 7,  and  died  in  the  Citadel  Hospital,  Cairo,  four  days  later. 

The  Officer  Commanding  the  Bucks  Yeomanry  wrote  : — 

"  The  Regiment  was  taking  part  in  a  mounted  charge  on  the  Turkish 
infantry,  who  were  very  strongly  posted  on  some  high  ground.  El 
Mughair.  I  attacked  with  the  Regiment  in  column  of  squadrons,  and 
Evelyn  was  with  the  2nd  Squadron  and  was  to  take  command  of  the  two 
leading  Squadrons  on  reaching  the  objective.  We  had  some  two  miles  of 
open  country  to  cross,  which  was  fairly  swept  by  machine-gun  and  rifle  fire. 
It  was  about  half-way  across  this  plain  that  Evelyn  was  struck  down  by  a 
bullet.  After  all  his  death  was  a  glorious  one,  killed  when  charging  at  the 
head  of  his  men  of  Bucks." 

Again,  in  writing  to  his  father,  he  said  : — 

"And  then  Evelyn  has  gone — a  friend  of  fifteen  years.  Evelyn  was  a 
*very  perfect  gentle  knight,'  and  as  Second-in-Command  of  the  Regiment 
almost  *  more  royalist  than  the  king.'  " 



Glamorgan  Yeomanry 
The  Knoll  o6'-09^  Aged  25  November  ist,  19 17 

Younger  son  of  William  Henry  Edwards,  of  *The  Hill,'  Sketty, 
Glamorgan,  and  of  his  wife,  the  late  Margaret  Hannah  Edwards. 

Played  in  the  Harrow  XV  against  Eton  in  1909,  and  played  cricket  for 
Glamorgan  County. 

Trinity  Hall,  Cambridge. 

Married,  in  19 14,  Aerona,  younger  daughter  of  R.  L.  Sails,  J. P.,  of 
Mumbles,  Glamorgan. 

2nd  Lieutenant  Edwards,  who  was  already  in  the  Glamorgan  Yeomanry 
when  the  War  broke  out,  was  called  up  with  his  Regiment  in  August, 
1914,  and  volunteered  for  foreign  service.  He  was  gazetted  as  2nd  Lieu- 
tenant, and  in  October,  191 6,  left  for  Egypt.  He  was  mortally  wounded 
while  leading  his  Platoon  in  the  attack  on  the  Beersheba  position  on 
November  ist,  191 7,  and  died  a  few  hours  later. 




London  Regiment 
High  Street  08'- 10'  Aged  24  May  3rd,  19 17 

Sixth  son  of  F.  E.  Eiloart,  Surveyor,  of  40  Chancery  Lane,  W.C,  and 
17  Elsworthy  Road,  N.W.,  and  of  Mrs.  Eiloart. 
Farming  in  Kelowna,  British  Columbia. 

Captain  Eiloart,  who  was  in  British  Columbia  when  the  War  broke  out, 
immediately  enlisted  in  the  British  Columbia  Horse.  He  came  to  England 
with  the  second  contingent  of  the  Canadian  Forces  in  July,  1915,  and  went 
out  to  France  with  the  2nd  Canadian  Mounted  Rifles  in  the  following 
September,  serving  with  them  in  the  neighbourhood  of  Ypres  until  August, 
1916.  He  was  then  gazetted  2nd  Lieutenant  to  the  ist  City  of  London 
Regiment  (Royal  Fusiliers),  in  which  his  brother,  Captain  H.  A.  Eiloart, 
was  already  serving.  He  went  all  through  the  Battle  of  the  Somme,  and 
was  gazetted  Acting  Captain  in  April,  191 7.  On  the  3rd  May  he  was 
leading  his  Company  in  an  attack  east  of  Arras  and  was  within  twenty 
yards  of  the  enemy  trenches  in  front  of  Vis-en-Artois,  when  he  came 
across  hidden  machine-guns  and  was  shot  through  the  heart. 
Lieut. -Colonel  William  Glover  wrote  to  his  father  : — 
"  1  am  very  sorry  to  have  to  send  you  the  sad  news  that  your  son 
F.  O.  (Beefin)  has  been  killed  in  action  this  morning  leading  his  Company 
in  an  attack  on  the  enemy's  trenches.  He  was  hit  shortly  before  reaching 
his  objective.  He  will  be  sadly  missed  by  us  all,  both  Officers  and  men. 
He  was  always  so  cheery,  and  of  good  heart." 




Royal  Defence  Corps 

The  Knoll  78'-82'  Aged  51  June  30th,  191 7 

Eldest  son  of  the  late  Richard  Stanton  Evans,  of  30  Lowndes  Street, 
S.W.,  and  of  Mrs.  Evans. 

Was  twice  married,  and  leaves  two  children  by  his  first  wife. 

Lieutenant  Evans,  until  his  return  to  this  country  about  twenty  years 
ago,  was  engaged  in  the  Engineering  Department  of  one  of  the  Indian 
Railways.  Subsequent  to  his  return  to  England  he  had  no  fixed  occupation, 
but  concerned  himself  with  local  aiFairs. 

He  died  on  June  30th,  1917,  at  the  1st  Eastern  General  Hospital, 
Cambridge,  as  the  result  of  a  motor-cycle  accident  while  on  duty  with  the 
Royal  Defence  Corps. 


MAJOR    A.    E.    B.    FAIR 

Royal  Artillery 
Druries  87'-89=  Aged  43  August  i6th,  19 17 

Third  son  of  the  late  John  Fair  and  of  Mrs.  Fair,  of  Wilderton, 

R.M.A.,  Woolwich. 

Married,  in  1899,  Madeline,  daughter  of  the  late  George  John  Fenwick, 
of  Crag  Head,  Bournemouth,  and  leaves  a  widow  and  two  daughters. 

Major  Fair  received  his  Commission  in  the  Royal  Artillery  in  1894, 
becoming  Captain  in  1900.  He  fought  in  the  South  African  War  and 
received  the  Queen's  Medal  with  five  clasps  and  the  King's  Medal,  and 
was  mentioned  in  Despatches.     He  retired  in  1903. 

In  August,  1 914,  he  received  a  Commission  in  the  Remounts  and  went 
out  to  France  at  once.  In  November,  1914,  he  got  his  Battery,  with  which 
he  again  went  out  to  France  in  July,  191 5.  He  was  mentioned  in 
Despatches  in  the  spring  of  191 7.  On  August  1 6th,  1917,  his  Battery  had 
taken  part  in  an  important  operation  at  Langemarck,  and,  after  the  objective 
had  been  obtained,  he  was  killed  instantaneously  by  a  direct  hit. 

His  Colonel  wrote  : — 

"  His  sense  of  duty  must  indeed  have  been  high.  I  had  said  the  same 
thing  when  he  joined,  as  he  gave  up  a  comfortable  staff  billet  in  order  to 
take  a  Battery.  All  who  knew  him  had  the  greatest  admiration  for  his 
most  conspicuous  gallantry  and  his  many  other  fine  qualities." 

Another  brother-officer  wrote  : — 

"  I  always  think  he  was  an  absolute  example  of  what  a  man  should  be  in 
this  War,  as,  though  overworked  and  very  often  far  from  fit,  he  was  always 
cheery,  in  spite  of  having  been  at  it  from  the  beginning.  He  was  an 
extremely  gallant  Officer  and  a  pattern  to  all  of  us  younger  ones." 





South  Lancashire  Regiment 

Newlands  98^-03 '  Aged  33  April  lOth,  19 18 

Second  son  of  John  Fairclough,  head  of  James  Fairclough  &  Sons, 
of  Mersey  Mills,  Warrington,  and  of  his  wife,  Mary  E.  Fairclough,  nee 

Secretary,  and  later.  Director  of  the  Firm  of  Charles  Moore  &  Co., 
Ltd.,  Chemical  Manufacturers,  Lymm,  Cheshire. 

Married,  in  191 7,  Nina  Marion  Harvey,  only  child  of  the  late 
Lieut.-Colonel  Francis  Sheffield  Sorrell,  Indian  Army. 

Lieutenant-Colonel  Fairclough  had  been  a  member  of  the  4th  South 
Lancashire  Regiment,  Territorial  Force,  since  1905,  being  promoted  Captain 
in  1 91 2.  He  was  mobilized  with  his  Regiment  on  the  outbreak  of  the 
War  and  went  to  France  with  the  1/4  South  Lancashires  in  February, 
191 5.  He  was  severely  wounded  in  the  jaw  at  the  Battle  of  Hooge,  in 
June,  1915,  rejoining  his  Regiment  in  April,  1916,  and  was  again  wounded 
and  shell-shocked  in  the  Battle  of  the  Somme  in  August,  191 6.  He  re- 
joined his  Regiment  in  France  as  Second-in-Command,  in  July,  1917,  and 
was  given  full  command  three  months  later. 

He  was  killed  in  action  at  Locon,  near  Givenchy,  on  April  loth,  1918, 
when  the  55th  West  Lancashire  Territorial  Division,  to  which  his  Battalion 
was  attached,  put  up  their  famous  defence.  He  was  mentioned  in  Despatches 
in  June,  1916. 

Major-General  Jeudwine,  K.C.B.,  commanding  55th  West  Lancashire 
Territorial  Division,  wrote  : — 

"  1  think  you  may  like  to  know  how  much  the  gallant  services  that  he 
and  his  Battalion  rendered  during  the  long  and  hard  fight,  beginning  on 
April  9th,  are  appreciated. 

"  The  Battalion  under  his  command  had  a  difficult,  dangerous,  and  im- 
portant duty,  in  protecting  our  flank  when  the  enemy  penetrated  to  the 
north  of  us.  They  fulfilled  their  task  magnificently,  and,  under  him, 
showed  a  spirit  of  determination  and  self-sacrifice  which  proved  how  great 
their  pluck  and  how  fine  his  leadership  must  have  been." 

Colonel  O.  G.  Brandon,  D.S.O.,  wrote  : — 

"  He  and  his  Battalion  had  gone  up  to  close  the  gap  on  the  left  flank 
of  our  line.  They  fought  like  Trojans  and  maintained  their  reputation  as 
one  of  the  finest  bodies  of  men  in  the  Division.  I  deplore  the  loss  of 
a  good  friend  and  gallant  soldier  and  comrade." 

W"   '"'' 



Lincolnshire  Regiment 
Moretons  07^-1 1  Aged  24  February  1 6th,  19 18 

Second  son  of  Walter  Lionel  Fenwick,  J. P.,  of  Wittam  Hall,  Bourne, 
Lincolnshire,  and  of  his  wife,  Millicent,  daughter  of  the  Right  Hon.  Lord 
Robert  Montagu,  P.C,  J.P.,  D.L. 

Trinity  College,  Cambridge. 

Captain  Fenwick,  who  was  at  Cambridge  when  the  War  broke  out, 
immediately  offered  his  services  and  was  given  a  Commission  in  the  Lincoln- 
shire Regiment.  In  June,  191 5,  he  went  with  his  Regiment  to  Gallipoli  as 
A.D.C.  to  General  Maxwell.  He  was  then  attached  to  the  6th  Border 
Regiment,  and  on  August  21st,  1915,  after  his  Colonel  and  many  other 
Officers  had  been  killed  in  action  on  Chocolate  Hill,  he  took  command  of 
his  Regiment.  For  his  services  he  was  mentioned  in  Despatches  and  re- 
commended for  the  M.C.  In  191 7  he  was  sent  to  France  and  was  killed 
on  February  i6th,  1 91 8,  at  Hulluch,  whilst  out  on  patrol,  endeavouring  to 
capture  some  of  the  enemy  who  had  been  seen  near  to  the  part  of  the  line  that 
he  was  holding.  He  came  suddenly  upon  an  enemy  post  and  was  instantly 
shot  by  machine-gun  fire.  His  body  was  found  in  a  crater  on  March  23rd, 
and  was  buried  in  the  British  cemetery  near  Bethune. 

His  Colonel  wrote  to  his  father:  — 

"  Your  son  will  be  much  missed  both  as  a  friend  and  as  an  Officer  by  all 
of  us,  we  were  so  fond  of  him.  He  was  quite  fearless  and  a  very  capable 
leader,  and  one  that  can  ill  be  spared." 

Another  Officer  wrote: —  • 

*'  I  cannot  say  how  much  we  miss  him.  I  feel  it  especially,  as  he  and  I 
were  the  only  two  Officers  left  who  were  with  the  Battalion  in  England. 
He  was  wonderfully  popular  wherever  he  went  and  was  always  so  full  of 
life.  His  Officers  and  naen  were  very  fond  of  him  and  would  have  followed 
him  anywhere.  He  had  no  fear — would  that  we  had  a  few  more  like 

One  of  his  Sergeants  wrote  : — 

"  He  was  a  very  daring  and  brave  Officer  and  most  popular." 




CAPTAIN    G.    K.    T.    FISHER 

Norfolk  Regiment 

The  Head  Master's  93^-97'  Aged  38  September  3rd,  1917 

Eldest  son  of  George  C.  Fisher,  successively  Bishop  of  Southampton 
and  Ipswich,  and  Hon.  Canon  of  Norwich,  of  Burgh  House,  Fleggburgh, 
Norfolk,  and  of  Mary  Penelope  Gwendoline,  daughter  of  the  late  T.  C. 
Thompson,  of  Ashdown  Park,  Sussex,  late  M.P.  for  Durham  City. 

New  College,  Oxford,  B.A.,  1902.  Studied  Art  under  Mr.  G.  A. 
Storey,  R.A.,  Mr.  Frank  Brangwyn,  R.A.,  and  Mr.  Arnesby  Brown,  R.A. 
Travelled  in  Asia  Minor  and  the  Balkans.  Took  an  appointment  in  the 
Labour  Exchange  under  the  Board  of  Trade. 

Married,  in  1914,  Janet  Katherine  Mary,  daughter  of  Mr.  and  Mrs. 
Anson  and  sister  of  the  late  Sir  Denis  Anson,  Bart.,  and  leaves  two  sons. 

Captain  Fisher  was  given  a  Commission  on  the  outbreak  of  the  War  in 
the  4th  Norfolks  and  with  them  sailed  for  Gallipoli  in  June,  191 5,  taking 
part  in  the  landing  at  Suvla  Bay.  He  was  mentioned  in  Despatches.  He 
was  invalided  home  suffering  from  dysentery  and  then  held  a  Staff"  Appoint- 
ment and  subsequently  a  position  in  the  Ministry  of  Munitions,  but 
returned  to  his  Regiment  and  sailed  for  Egypt  in  March,  19 17.  On  the 
night  of  September  2nd,  1 91 7,  he  was  out  en  patrol  and,  being  somewhat 
in  advance  of  the  rest,  was  mortally  wounded  by  a  bomb  thrown  by  a 
Turkish  sniper.  He  was  brought  back  into  the  lines  by  the  patrol,  but 
died  a  few  minutes  after  his  return.  He  was  buried  in  the  cemetery  four 
miles  south  of  Gaza. 

His  Colonel  wrote  : — 

"  Ever  since  I  took  over  the  command  of  the  Battalion  he  had  been  one 
of  my  chief  supporters.  ...  I  can't  tell  you  what  a  help  he  was  to  me. 
I  cannot  replace  him  either  as  an  Officer  or  companion." 

The  Chaplain  wrote  : — 

"We  could  ill  afford  to  lose  such  a  fine  character.  He  was  a  great 
favourite  and  beloved  by  all  who  knew  him.  He  was  always  the  same, 
cheerful  and  good-humoured.     I  may  say  that  I  have  lost  a  true  friend." 

Sir  George  Barnes,  K.C.B.,  Member  of  the  Indian  Council,  wrote  : — 

"  He  will  be  a  real  loss  to  the  Board  of  Trade,  for,  starting  at  the  very 
bottom,  he  had  steadily  won  his  way  upwards  by  his  industry  and  by  his 
force  of  character.  ...  All  the  advancement  he  got  he  won  for  himself, 
and  it  is  no  easy  thing  to  win  advancement  from  the  bottom  in  Government 


CAPTAIN    W.    A.    FLEMING,    M.C. 

Devonshire  Regiment  {attachea  R.F.C.) 

Kendalls  04'-o  8^  Aged  27  August  loth,  191 7 

Only  son  of  Allan  Stopford  Fleming  (O.H.),  I.C.S.  (retired),  of  Mill- 
holme,  Chagford,  Devon,  and  of  Mrs.  Fleming. 

Won  the  Lower  School  Lady  Bourchier  Reading  Prize  in  1905,  and  the 
Upper  School  in  1907. 

R.M.C.,  Sandhurst,  1908. 

Married,  in  19 17,  Dorothy  Norma  Paterson,  daughter  of  Colonel  W.  F 
Fairlie,  late  Highland  Light  Infantry. 

Captain  Fleming  was  gazetted  to  the  ist  Devons  in  1 9 10,  and  on  the 
outbreak  of  the  War  was  at  once  sent  to  France.  He  was  mentioned  in 
Despatches  and  awarded  the  Military  Cross  for  distinguished  services  in  the 
Machine  Gun  Section,  in  June,  191 5.  He  was  then  attached  to  the  Royal 
Flying  Corps,  and  after  a  course  of  training  at  Tidworth  returned  to  France 
in  1917.  On  August  loth,  1917,  he  was  reported  *  missing.'  On  that 
day  he  was  sent  out  with  a  patrol  of  four  machines  over  the  Menin-Roulers 
road,  east  of  Yprcs.  It  was  a  bad  day,  with  a  lot  of  cloud  and  a  forty-mile 
wind  blowing  from  the  west,  and  it  was  his  first  flight  on  an  S.E.5  Aero- 
plane. At  about  I  p.m.  his  patrol  was  attacked  by  some  eight  German 
Albatross  Scouts,  and  a  sharp  fight  began,  in  the  course  of  which  our 
formation  got  scattered.  On  emerging  from  a  cloud  the  patrol-leader  saw 
Fleming  heavily  engaged  with  three  enemy  planes  far  to  the  east.  He  was 
putting  up  a  splendid  fight,  firing  at  close  range  on  one  of  the  enemy,  while 
another  of  the  Germans  was  close  behind  firing  at  him.  The  patrol-leader  went 
to  his  assistance,  and  together  they  so  settled  the  Germans  that  they  brought 
down  one  and  drove  the  others  off.  Then  the  leader  and  Fleming  started 
to  return  home  in  the  teeth  of  the  wind,  and  in  a  bank  of  cloud  the  leader 
lost  sight  of  Fleming.  But  from  our  aerodrome  his  machine  was  seen  to 
land  behind  the  German  line,  and  it  was  thought  he  must  have  been  forced 
down  by  lack  of  petrol.  However,  in  January,  1 91 8,  definite  information 
came  through  that  Fleming  was  killed  in  the  action  of  August  loth  and 
was  buried  in  the  cemetery  of  Ledeghan. 

His  patrol-leader  wrote:  — 

"  It  is  a  terrific  loss  to  our  Squadron,  and  we  are  all  very  much  upset 
about  it.  He  was  so  popular  with  everyone.  With  a  little  more  experi- 
ence of  air-fighting  he  would  have  been  absolutely  invaluable,  as  he  was 
such  a  good  pilot." 



Royal  Highlanders 
Newlands  (^z^-c^y  Aged  39  July  23rd,  1917 

Only  son  of  Colonel  William  Gordon,  of  Wethersfield  Place,  Essex, 
and  of  his  wife,  Edith  Gordon. 

Brigadier-General  Gordon  was  given  a  Commission  in  the  3rd  (Militia) 
Battalion  The  Black  Watch  in  1897,  and  joined  the  2nd  Battalion 
in  1899.  -^^  served  with  his  Regiment  throughout  the  South  African 
War,  being  present  at  the  Battles  of  Paardeberg,  Poplar  Grove,  Dreifontein, 
and  many  other  engagements,  and  received  the  Queen's  and  the  King's 
Medals  with  six  clasps.  He  then  accompanied  his  Battalion  to  India,  where 
he  spent  ten  years,  being  Adjutant  from  1909  to  19 12. 

In  March,  191 5,  he  went  to  France  as  Adjutant  of  the  South  Stafford- 
shire Regiment  (T.F.),  but  in  the  following  June  he  rejoined  the  Black 
Watch  and  was  severely  wounded  at  the  Battle  of  Loos.  In  March,  1916, 
he  was  appointed  Lieut.-Colonel  of  a  Battalion  of  the  Black  Watch  and 
commanded  it  at  the  Battle  of  Longueval,  on  the  Somme.  In  the  following 
September  he  received  the  command  of  a  Brigade  and  served  at  Vimy 
Ridge  in  the  trenches,  and  at  the  Battle  of  Messines.  On  July  23rd,  1917, 
he  and  his  Brigade-Major  were  both  killed  by  a  stray  shell  when  returning 
from  the  trenches  near  St.  Eloi.  He  is  buried  at  Reminghelst  Cemetery, 
about  five  miles  from  Ypres.  He  was  three  times  mentioned  in  Despatches, 
and  on  December  17th,  1917,  a  letter  was  sent  from  the  War  Office  by 
order  of  His  Majesty  to  express  the  King's  high  appreciation  of  his 
services.  This  was  in  addition  to  a  letter  sent  on  August  2nd  by  their 
Majesties  the  King  and  Queen  to  express  their  sympathy  on  his  death. 
He  held  the  3rd  Class  of  the  Danilo  Order  for  Valour  presented  by  the 
King  of  Montenegro. 

Major-General  Lawford  wrote  : — 

"  He  will  be  a  very  great  loss  to  the  Service.  He  was  a  splendid 
soldier  and  leader,  setting  a  very  high  standard  of  efficiency  by  his  own 
personal  example  of  bravery  and  devotion  to  duty.  .  .  .  His  men  would 
do  anything  for  him  and  follow  him  anywhere,  as  they  had  ample  confidence 
in  him." 

Lieut.-General  Sir  W.  F.  Furse  wrote: — 

*'  1  know  no  one  whose  friendship  I  have  gained  since  the  War  began 
whose  loss  I  feel  so  deeply,  both  as  a  friend  and  as  a  most  glorious  soldier 
and  fighter — one  of  those  who  are  worth  their  weight  in  gold  to  the  Army 
in  this  terrific  War." 


MAJOR   F.    GRAHAM,    D.S.O.,    M.C. 

Royal  Field  Artillery 
Kendalls  075-1 1^  Aged  24  March  28th,  191 8 

Only  surviving  son  of  Edward  Graham  (O.H.),  late  Senior  Assistant 
Master  in  Harrow  School,  of  Kendalls,  Harrow,  and  of  Mrs.  Graham. 

R.M.A.,  Woolwich :  Prize  for  Tactics  :  Member  of  the  Revolver 
Shooting  VIII  :    2nd  in  the  ride  for  the  Saddle. 

Major  Graham  received  a  Commission  in  the  5  ist  Battery  R.F.A.  in  July, 
1913.  He  went  to  France  on  August  i6th,  1914,  and  took  part,  with  the 
1st  Division,  in  the  Battles  of  Mons,  the  Marne,  the  Aisne,  first  Battle  of 
Ypres,  Festubert,  Richebourg,  and  Loos,  and  with  the  15th  Division  in  the 
Battles  of  the  Somme,  Arras,  and  the  Flanders  offensive  in  191 7.  He  was 
given  command  of  a  Battery  as  ist  Lieutenant  (temporary  Captain)  in  May, 

1 91 6,  was  gazetted  Acting  Major  in  December,  191 6,  and  Captain  in  July, 

1917.  He  won  the  D.S.O.  in  the  first  Battle  of  Ypres  in  November,  1914, 
and  the  Military  Cross  in  November,  191 6,  and  was  four  times  mentioned 
in  Despatches. 

He  was  killed  in  action  on  March  28th,  191 8,  at  Tilloy,  near  Monchy. 
His  Battery  was  hotly  engaged,  and  he  was  going  from  one  of  the  gun-pits 
to  the  signaller's  trench  when  he  was  instantaneously  killed  by  a  shell. 

The  R.A.  General,  15th  Division,  wrote  : — 

"  Francis  was  one  of  the  finest  soldiers  I  have  met  out  here,  and  I  have 
often  wondered  how  he  stood  the  strain  so  magnificently.  He  had  the 
heart  of  a  lion,  was  always  cheery  under  the  most  depressing  circumstances, 
and  never  complained.  ...  I  cannot  tell  you  how  much  1  miss  him,  and  I 
have  heard  many  expressions  of  regret  from  the  Infantry,  who  all  knew  him 

The  Colonel  of  his  Brigade  wrote: — 

"  I  had  the  greatest  admiration  for  him  and  counted  him  as  a  personal 
friend.  His  gallantry  during  the  whole  War  has  been  remarkable,  and  his 
invariable  energy  and  cheerfulness  in  the  most  trying  circumstances  endeared 
him  to  all.  He  was  so  exceptionally  capable  that  he  would  have  gone  far 
in  his  profession." 

A  brother-officer  wrote:  — 

"He  was  one  of  my  Subalterns  in  the  51st  Battery,  the  best  Subaltern 
I  have  ever  met.  The  men  of  the  Battery  always  looked  upon  him  as  their 
chief  friend  among  the  Officers  :  he  was  so  good  to  them,  and  they  would 
have  followed  him  anywhere.    His  initiative  and  gallantry  were  remarkable." 



South  Staffordshire  Regiment 
Church  Hill  962-01"  Aged  35  November  8th,  1917 

Fourth  son  of  Sir  Frederick  Green  (O.H.),  K.B.E.,  Chairman  of  the 
Orient  Line,  Director  of  the  Great  Eastern  Railway,  High  Sheriff  of 
Essex  in  1918,  of  Hainault  Lodge,  Chigwell  Row,  and  of  Lady  Green. 

R.M.C.,  Sandhurst. 

Married,  in  1 913,  Ruth,  3rd  daughter  of  the  late  G.  Graham-Parry,  of 
Cheltenham,  and  leaves  a  son. 

Major  Green  was  gazetted  to  the  South  Staffordshire  Regiment  in  1901, 
and  from  1901  to  1908  served  with  the  West  African  Frontier  Force.  He 
went  to  France  with  the  7th  Division  in  October,  1914,  and  was  seriously 
wounded  in  the  first  Battle  of  Ypres.  On  recovery  he  went  to  the 
Cameroons,  and  from  there  to  East  Africa,  where  he  took  part  in  all  the 
fighting,  until  he  was  killed  in  action  on  November  8th,  1917,  near  the 
Lindi-Massasi  road,  Mkwera,  East  Africa.  At  the  time  of  his  death  he 
was  Acting  Second-in-Command.  He  was  mentioned  in  Despatches,  and 
recommended  for  the  D.S.O. 

Lieut.  -  Colonel  Badham,  commanding  the  3rd  Nigeria  Regiment, 
wrote  to  his  widow  : — 

*'  He  was  as  fine  a  fighting  man  as  one  could  possibly  get,  and  always 
so  cool  and  collected  in  the  hottest  of  actions,  that  everyone  round  him 
gained  complete  confidence,  and  I  always  knew  that,  however  heavily  the 
Germans  might  attack  us,  if  your  husband  was  in  command  of  the  firing 
line,  there  was  not  the  slightest  chance  of  anything  going  wrong.  .  .  . 
On  the  8th  of  November  we  were  ordered  to  attack  the  left  of  a  German 
position,  and,  after  getting  right  up  against  the  Germans  in  thick  bush,  they 
made  most  determined  counter-attacks  on  us.  Your  husband  again  took 
command  of  the  firing  line  and  had  just  gone  to  a  part  of  the  line  which 
was  being  heavily  attacked,  to  cheer  on  and  encourage  the  Officers  and 
men.  On  his  arrival  there  the  Officer  in  Command  had  just  been  wounded, 
and  your  husband  was  helping  him  away  when  he  was  hit  in  the  back. 
The  Orderly  informs  me  that  he  said  to  your  husband,  '  Come  away  to  the 
hospital,'  but  your  husband,  seeing  that  matters  were  critical,  turned  back 
to  the  firing  line  and  re-established  confidence  all  round,  but  was  shortly 
afterwards  hit  by  a  burst  of  Maxim  fire,  receiving  four  more  wounds  in  the 
chest  and  arms.  He  was  quickly  got  away  to  hospital,  but  there  was  no 
hope  from  the  first,  and  it  was  only  his  stout  heart  that  kept  him  alive 
so  long." 


MAJOR    H.    S.    GREEN 

London  Regiment 
Church  Hill  ^"j^-oi"  Aged  34  September  20th,  19 17 

Second  son  of  the  late  Charles  Thomas  Green  and  of  his  wife,  Eliza 
Margaret  Green. 

Entrance  Scholar  :  Monitor,  1 901 :  Clayton  Scholar,  1901  :  Roundell 
Scholar,  1902  :  Shooting  VIII,  1 899-1 902,  Captain,  1902.  Science 
Scholar,  Trinity  College,  Cambridge  :  B.A.,  1905  :  Cambridge  University 
Shooting  VIII  and  IV,  1903-5.     Clerk  in  the  House  of  Commons. 

Major  Green,  who  had  been  for  some  time  an  Officer  in  the  7th  Battalion 
London  Regiment,  volunteered  for  foreign  service  in  August,  1914,  but  was 
rejected  on  medical  grounds.  He  finally  passed  the  Doctor  and  went  to 
France  in  January,  191 7,  where  he  was  in  command  of  a  Company  until  his 
death  in  action  on  September  20th,  1917,  being  instantaneously  killed  by  a 
shell  splinter  near  Poelcappelle.  He  had  been  mentioned  in  Despatches  in 
December,  191 7,  and  gazetted  Major  soon  after. 


MAJOR    W.  R.  GREGORY,  M.C. 

Connaught  Rangers  and  R.F.C. 
The  Grove  95'-99'  Aged  36  January  23rd,  191 8 

Only  child  of  the  late  Right  Hon.  Sir  William  Gregory  (O.H.), 
K.C.M.G.,  of  Coole  Park,  Gort,  Co.  Galway,  and  of  Lady  Gregory. 

Entrance  Scholar,  1895.     New  College,  Oxford. 

Studied  Art  at  the  Slade  School,  and  in  Paris  under  Blanche,  whose 
opinion  of  his  work  was  that  it  "  had  reached  the  highest  level  of  artistic 
and  intellectual  merit."  The  Abbey  Theatre,  in  its  earlier  days,  owed 
much  to  the  scenes  designed  and  painted  by  him,  especially  for  Synge's 
Deirdre  of  the  Sorrows^  W.  B.  Yeats'  Shadowy  Waters,  and  his  mother's  The 

Was  a  fine  boxer,  being  chosen  as  light-weight  boxer  against  Cambridge, 
and  in  Paris  as  a  candidate  for  the  amateur  championship  of  France,  played 
cricket  for  his  county  club  and  for  the  Gentlemen  of  Ireland,  and  was  well 
known  in  the  hunting  field  and  in  point-to-point  races. 

Married,  in  1907,  Margaret  Graham-Parry,  and  leaves  a  son  and  two 

Major  Gregory  joined  the  Connaught  Rangers  in  191 5,  and  in  January, 
1 91 6,  transferred  to  the  R.F.C.  He  went  to  France  in  the  following 
August,  and  saw  eleven  months'  continuous  active  service  in  a  Scout 
Squadron,  being  awarded  the  Military  Cross  for  acts  of  bravery  in  the  air 
and  for  "  having  invariably  displayed  the  highest  courage  and  skill,"  and 
the  Legion  of  Honour  for  "  many  acts  of  conspicuous  bravery." 

In  the  autumn  of  191 7  he  was  given  command  of  a  Scout  Squadron  in 
France,  and  in  November,  191 7,  he  took  it  to  Italy.  He  was  killed  on 
January  23rd,  191 8,  while  flying  back  from  the  Austrian  lines,  and  is 
buried  at  Padua. 

His  Colonel  wrote:  — 

"  His  work  was  from  the  first  invariably  magnificent,  his  skill  and 
courage  were  superlative,  and  he  always  did  more  than  was  asked  of  him, 
if  possible." 

His  Flight-Commander  wrote  : — 

"  He  was  a  really  fine  airman  and  a  dead  game  man,  always  out  to  do 
as  much  work  as  anyone  else,  and  a  little  more,  and,  though  officially  not 
supposed  to  go  over  the  lines,  he  came  with  us  nearly  every  day." 


MAJOR    F.    R.    GREGSON 

Highland  Light  Infantry 
The  Head  Master's  68'-7i'  Aged  62  May  15th,  19 17 

Fifth  son  of  the  late  John  Gregson,  of  Burdon  Hall,  Durham,  and 
of  Mrs.  Greo-son. 


Was  a  member  of  the  King's  Body  Guard  and  of  the  Royal  Company 
of  Archers.     D.L.,  and  J. P.  for  Aberdeen. 

Married,  in  1903,  Helen  Slade,  daughter  of  Lieut.-General  Marcus 

Major  Gregson  entered  the  Army  through  the  Derbyshire  Militia  and 
served  as  a  Staff  Lieutenant  in  the  Suakim  Expedition  in  1884.  He  joined 
the  Highland  Light  Infantry  and  took  part  in  the  Nile  Expedition  in  1884 
and  1885,  being  mentioned  in  Despatches  and  promoted  Captain  in  recogni- 
tion of  his  services,  also  receiving  the  Medal  with  three  clasps  and  the 
Khedive's  Star.  In  1898  he  went  through  the  Omdurman  Campaign, 
for  which  he  held  the  British  Medal  and  the  Khedive's  Medal  with  clasp. 
In  the  South  African  War  he  served  with  the  Gordon  Highlanders  and  on 
Field-Marshal  Lord  French's  Staff,  receiving  the  Queen's  Medal  with  five 
clasps  and  the  King's  Medal  with  one  clasp.  He  subsequently  became 
Major  in  the  City  of  London  Imperial  Yeomanry. 

On  the  outbreak  of  the  present  War  he  went  to  France  with  the 
original  Expeditionary  Force  in  October,  1914,  and  was  attached  to  the  4th 
Australian  Mounted  Artillery.  He  died  of  nephritis  and  heart  failure,  on 
May  15th,  1 91 7,  at  No.  3  General  Hospital,  Le  Treport,  France. 




East  Kent  Regiment 
Elmfield  03^-07'  Aged  28  November  30th,  1917 

Younger  son  of  the  late  Henry  Edward  Gribble  (O.H.),  Solicitor,  of 
38  Bedford  Row,  and  Wimbledon,  and  of  Mrs.  H.  E.  Gribble,  of  Splatton, 
South  Brent,  Devon. 

Trinity  College,  Cambridge,  1908.     Assistant  Schoolmaster. 

Lieutenant  Gribble,  who  was  suffering  from  pneumonia  when  the  War 
broke  out,  joined,  in  December,  1914,  the  Inns  of  Court  O.T.C.  He 
was  subsequently  given  a  Commission  in  the  4th  Battalion  The  Buffs, 
and  went  to  France  in  September,  1 91 7,  being  then  attached  to  the 
Royal  Guernsey  Light  Infantry,  taking  part  in  the  advance  near  Cambrai. 

He  was  instantaneously  killed  by  a  sniper  on  November  30th,  1 91 7, 
at  Rues  Vertes,  near  Masnieres,  being  at  the  time  in  charge  of  a  Company, 
when  the  Battalion  came  under  a  '  withering  bombardment  and  barrage 

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Norfolk  Regiment 
Newlands  93=-97'  Aged  37  April  19th,  19 17 

Second  son  of  Thomas  de  la  Garde  Grissell,  of  Redisham  Hall,  Beccles, 
and  of  Mrs.  Grissell. 

Married  Olive,  daughter  of  Colonel  H.  Wood,  C.B.,  late  Rifle  Brigade, 
and  leaves  three  daughters  and  one  son. 

Lieut.-Colonel  Grissell  received  his  Commission  in  the  Norfolk  Regi- 
ment in  1899,  and  served  throughout  the  South  African  War,  being  present 
at  the  Relief  of  Kimberley,  and  at  the  Battles  of  Paardeberg,  Poplar  Grove, 
and  many  other  engagements.  He  received  the  Queen's  and  King's 
Medals  with  five  clasps.  He  was  appointed  extra  A.D.C.  to  the  King 
during  the  Indian  tour  of  1911,  and  in  191 3-1 4  he  was  Attache  to  the 
Army  Headquarters,  India,  Q.M.G.'s  Branch.  In  1915  he  was  appointed 
D.A.A.G.,  and  the  following  year  he  received  the  D.S.O.,  and  was  given 
the  command  of  a  Territorial  Battalion  of  his  own  Regiment.  He  was  at 
first  reported  'missing'  on  April  19th,  19 17,  in  Palestine,  but  in  the 
following  November  his  body  was  found  two  miles  south-east  of  Gaza,  on 
the  way  to  Beersheba. 

Colonel  Kemp  wrote: — 

"  He  was,  as  you  say,  *  a  level-headed,  wise  Officer,'  but  he  was  more. 
He  inspired  Officers  and  men  who  served  under  him  with  a  confidence  only 
a  strong  man  can,  and,  though  apparently  of  a  stern  disposition,  he  was 
truly  sympathetic  and  uniformly  just.  As  Adjutant  of  the  3rd  Norfolk  (in 
which  he  had  served  for  his  Commission  in  1898-9)  during  the  strenuous 
winter  of  1 914,  when  its  strength  rose  to  2800,  he  displayed  considerable 
powers  of  organization,  and  1  can  personally  testify  to  his  patience  and 
unerring  judgment  in  the  heavy  work  which  then  devolved  on  us.  After 
his  appointment  to  the  command  of  another  Battalion  1  received  several 
letters  from  Officers  who  had  been  transferred  from  us  to  that  unit,  saying 
how  proud  they  were  to  find  themselves  under  his  command.  A  fine  career 
has  been  cut  short,  a  loyal  friend  lost,  but  his  memory  will  ever  be  cherished 
by  his  comrades  in  the  Norfolk  Regiment." 



Leicestershire  Regiment 
Druries  io='-i4=  Aged  21  March  22nd,  191 8 

Only  son  of  Herbert  Theodore  Grundtvig  (O.H.),  of  Maidstone 
House,  Epsom,  Surrey,  Solicitor,  and  of  his  wife,  Norah  Grundtvig,  nee 

Lieutenant  Grundtvig  entered  the  Inns  of  Court  O.T.C.  in  September, 
1914,  and  two  months  later  was  given  a  Commission  in  the  Royal  Berk- 
shire Regiment.  Early  in  191 6  he  transferred  to  the  Leicestershire  Regi- 
ment and  went  to  France  with  them  in  May  of  that  year.  Three  months 
later  he  was  invalided  home  with  trench  fever,  but  returned  to  the  Front 
in  February,  19 17.  He  received  the  Military  Cross  in  the  19 18  New 
Year's  Honours  under  the  following  circumstances  : — 

"  Lieutenant  H.  H.  Grundtvig  earned  this  medal  by  devotion  to  duty 
and  coolness  under  heavy  shell  fire  during  certain  operations.  A  truck  of 
ammunition  on  a  light  railway  was  derailed  and  set  on  fire  by  a  hostile 
shell,  blocking  the  whole  line.  He  and  Company  Sergeant-Major  P.  Stabler, 
who  has  received  the  D.C.M.,  quickly  collected  a  few  men  and  unloaded 
this  truck,  to  their  great  personal  danger." 

Lieutenant  Grundtvig  was  mortally  wounded  on  March  21st,  191 8, 
between  Lagnicourt  and  Marchies,  and  was  carried  to  the  Casualty  Clearing 
Station  at  Grevillers,  where  he  died  next  day.  He  is  buried  in  the  British 
Cemetery  at  Grevillers. 

The  Colonel  of  the  nth  Battalion  Leicestershire  Regiment  wrote  : — 

"  I  send  you  my  deepest  and  most  sincere  sympathy.  He  was  such 
a  good  boy  and  on  all  occasions  had  done  good  work  and  shown  great 
steadiness  under  fire,  and  he  was  one  I  was  fond  of." 

A  brother-oflScer  wrote  : — 

"  He  was  the  life  and  soul  of  the  Mess.  Many  pleasant  hours  were 
spent  over  the  Mess  fire  chatting  about  music,  of  which  we  were  both  fond." 


LIEUTENANT    H.    G.    S.    HALLAM 

Army  Service  Corps 
The  Park  09-- 10^  Aged  22  December  ist,  191 7 

Second  and  only  surviving  son  of  George  Hanley  Hallam,  Harrow 
Master  18  70- 1906,  late  Fellow  of  St.  John's  College,  Cambridge,  and 
Georgiana  Louisa  Hallam,  nee  Searle,  of  S.  Antonio,  Tivoli,  and  Ortygia, 
Harrow.  Left  School  early  to  study  chemistry  at  Liverpool,  and  had 
matriculated  at  Trinity  College,  Cambridge. 

Lieutenant  Hallam,  who  as  a  Liverpool  Undergraduate  had  joined  the 
Army  Service  Corps,  being  prevented  from  joining  a  marching  Regiment 
owing  to  injuries  to  his  knee,  received  his  Commission  in  September,  19 14. 
In  the  following  July  he  went  out  to  Suvla  Bay.  After  the  evacuation  he 
was  transferred  to  Egypt,  where  he  acted  as  Supply  Officer  at  a  base  during 
the  Senussi  campaign,  and  for  a  time  had  sole  responsibility  for  the  supply  in 
a  large  district  up  the  Nile.  In  191 7  he  became  attached  to  the  Imperial 
Camel  Corps  and  was  engaged  at  Gaza  and  Beersheba,  and  in  the  advance 
to  Jaffa.  He  fell  in  action  at  Bald  Hill,  near  Ibn  Ibrak,  six  miles  from 
Jaffa,  on  December  ist,  191 7.  The  enemy  was  shelling  our  lines,  and  he 
had  ordered  his  men  to  take  cover.  "  He  saw  all  the  others  safely  away, 
and  had  just  called  out  in  his  cheerful  way,  *  Are  you  all  right  there  .'*' 
when  other  shells  burst  close  to  him,  and  a  piece  struck  him  on  the  head." 
So  writes  a  brother-officer.  He  is  buried  on  a  hill-top  overlooking  the 
Plain  of  Sharon. 

His  Captain  on  the  Peninsula  wrote  : — 

"  His  work,  which  lay  with  a  Brigade  in  the  firing  line,  was  of  great 
value.  Nothing  was  ever  too  much  trouble  for  him.  His  great  charm  lay 
in  the  simplicity  of  his  aims  and  character,  and  his  never-failing  cheerfulness. 
It  may  be  some  consolation  to  you  to  know  that  those  with  whom  he 
worked  had  realized  and  been  helped  by  his  great  qualities." 

His  first  Captain  wrote  : — 

"  I  could  always  depend  on  him  for  carrying  out  whatever  he  under- 
took," and  also  spoke  of  his  "  admirable  reports,  terse  yet  complete." 

A  brother-officer  in  Palestine  wrote  : — 

"A  great  favourite  here  under  fire,  kind-hearted  and  chivalrous." 

Another  wrote: — 

"  We  were  all  very  much  cut  up  by  his  death  ;  he  was  such  a  universal 







Coldstream   Guards 
Newlands  133-16'  Aged  20  NoTcmbcr  27th,  19 17 

Eldest  son  of  Harry  Hartley,  of  Bridgemead,  Englefield  Green,  Surrey, 
and  of  his  wife,  Jane  Elizabeth  Hartley,  nee  Fletcher. 

Born  at  Brookline,  Mass.,  U.S.A.  and  was  at  Pomfret  School,  U.S.A. 
before  coming  to  Harrow.  Won  Heavy  Weight  Boxing  Competition  in 

Matriculated  at  Trinity  College,  Cambridge. 

2nd  Lieutenant  Hartley  joined  the  Coldstream  Guards  on  leaving 
School  and  went  to  the  Front  in  October,  19 16.  He  took  part  in  the 
attack  on  July  31st,  1917,  and  was  mentioned  in  Despatches. 

He  was  shot  through  the  head  and  killed  on  November  27th,  191 7, 
while  leading  an  attack  in  Bourlon  Wood,  near  Cambrai. 

Captain  T.  F.  Tallents  (O.H.)  wrote  : — 

"  I  feel  I  must  write  to  you  to  tell  you  what  a  bitter  blow  Charlie's 
death  was  to  all  of  us.  It  seems  only  a  few  days  ago  that  I  saw  his  happy 
face  and  lusty  limbs  in  London,  when  he  was  on  leave,  and  there  is  no  need 
for  me  to  tell  you  how  much  we  loved  him.  He  was  so  simple  and  un- 
affected, so  hardworking  and  brave.  Major  Wright  will  have  told  you 
what  a  gallant  soldier  he  was.  He  always  thought  of  him  as  one  of  the 
best  of  the  Company,  but  I  may  perhaps  be  allowed  to  bear  my  witness  to 
it  as  well.  I  like  to  think  he  was  killed  in  an  attack,  if  it  had  to  be  ; 
I  know  he  would  have  liked  it  that  way,  and  somehow  it  seems  the  right 
setting  for  the  end  of  such  a  devoted  life." 

Major  Wright  wrote  : — 

"  I  am  glad  he  had  found  his  life  in  the  Army  happy.  He  certainly 
took  to  fighting  with  greater  zest  than  most  of  us  and  was  always  in  the 
best  of  spirits  and  ready  to  undertake  the  most  unpleasant  tasks.  ...  He 
was  an  Officer  whom  men  take  to  and  respect  and  follow  at  once,  and  soon 
learn  to  love." 

A  Private  in  his  Company  wrote  : — 

"  It  was  a  great  shock  to  me  to  know  that  he  was  killed,  as  he  was  so 
very  popular  with  the  boys.  The  lads  were  delighted  when  they  knew 
Mr.  Hartley  was  to  lead  them.  In  the  words  of  a  Tommy,  he  was  a  man^ 
and  as  such  would  have  been  followed  anywhere." 



Royal  Field  Artillery 
Druries  00—05°  Aged  31  September  ist,  191 7 

Elder  son  of  William  Henry  Hartley,  Solicitor,  of  Colne,  Lancashire, 
and  Registrar  to  Burnley  County  Court,  and  of  his  wife,  Gertrude,  daughter 
of  the  late  William  Farrer  Ecroyd,  of  Credenhill  Court,  Hereford,  and 
Someshaye,  Burnley. 

Merton  College,  Oxford,  1905:  B.A.  1908.  Solicitor,  and  member  of 
his  father's  Firm,  Hartley  &  Pilgrim,  Colne. 

Married,  in  1 914,  Dorothy  Chernocke,  elder  daughter  of  the  late 
Colonel  Villiers  Downes,  of  Aspley  Guise,  Bedfordshire. 

Lieutenant  Hartley  was  given  a  Commission  in  the  Royal  Field  Artillery 
in  August,  1 91 4,  and  sailed  for  Egypt  in  May,  191 5,  where  he  served  on 
the  Suez  Canal,  in  the  desert,  and  as  far  as  the  borders  of  Sinai  and  Pales- 
tine, until  February,  191 7,  when  he  was  sent  to  France. 

He  was  instantaneously  killed  in  action  by  the  bursting  of  a  shell  on 
September  1st,  1917,  a  few  miles  east  of  Ypres,  near  the  Menin  Road. 

His  Colonel  wrote  : — 

"  He  was  a  most  capable  Officer,  loved  and  respected  by  all  his  fellow- 
officers  and  the  men  of  his  Battery." 

A  brother-officer  wrote  : — 

"  Everyone  out  here  who  knew  Christopher  Hartley  thought  the  world 
of  him.     He  did  not  know  what  fear  was." 



Zth  Hussars 

Ncwlands  io'-i4'  Aged  21  March  22nd,  1918 

Only  son  of  Holliday  Hartley,  of  Chaffcombe  House,  Chard,  Somerset, 
and  of  his  wife,  Marie  Gabrielle  Hartley. 

2nd  Lieutenant  Hartley  had  passed  into  Sandhurst  from  Harrow  in 
August,  19 14,  but  was  rejected  at  his  Medical  Examination,  so,  in  the 
following  month,  he  enlisted  in  the  Public  Schools  Battalion  and  went  to 
France  in  November,  1915.  He  was  promoted  Corporal  and  was  then 
sent  home  to  take  a  Commission.  After  service  with  a  Cavalry  Reserve 
Regiment  he  was  gazetted  to  the  8th  Hussars  and  joined  the  Regiment 
in  France,  in  April,  191 7,  in  which  month  he  was  wounded.  He  was 
awarded  the  Military  Cross. 

He  was  killed  on  March  22nd,  19 18,  whilst  holding  a  trench  with  his 
troop  between  Hervilly  and  Herbecourt,  during  the  great  German  offensive 
of  March,  191 8.  At  the  time  he  was  directing  machine-gun  fire  and  was 
last  seen  being  attended  to  by  a  German  doctor.  An  attempt  was  made 
to  rescue  him,  but  it  failed,  and  he  is  assumed  to  have  died  almost 

The  Colonel  of  the  8th  Hussars  wrote : — 

*'  He  is  a  very  great  loss  to  the  Regiment  and  was  quite  one  of  the  best 
Subalterns.  I  think  he  was  the  most  fearless  man  I  have  ever  seen,  and 
I  am  delighted  he  got  the  Military  Cross." 

Major  Vanderbyl,  8th  Hussars,  wrote  to  a  brother-officer  : — 

"  I  am  myself,  and  so  is  everyone  else,  very  sorry  about  young  Hartley. 
There  was  not  a  braver  or  more  dashing  young  fellow  in  France  in  my 

A  brother-officer  wrote  : — 

"  One  could  not  wish  for  a  finer  Officer.     He  was  also  entirely  fearless." 

His  Troop-Sergeant  wrote  : — 

"  I  must  express  my  heartfelt  sorrow  that  such  misfortune  should  have 
befallen  Mr.  Hartley.  His  devotion  to  duty,  fearlessness  in  action,  and 
his  great  regard  for  the  well-being  and  comfort  of  his  men  greatly  endeared 
him  to  us  all." 



Royal  Horse  Artillery 
The  Knoll  97'-oi'  Aged  34  May  20th,  19 17 

Only  son  of  the  late  James  Hartnoll,  of  Ganwick,  Barnet,  and  of 
Mrs.  Hartnoll. 

University  College,  Oxford:  B.A.  1904.  Was  called  to  the  Bar  of  the 
Inner  Temple,  1905.     Farming  at  Well  Place,  Ipsden,  Oxon. 

Married,  in  19 13,  Winifred,  daughter  of  the  late  Rev.  W.  R,  Blackitt, 
of  Islip,  Oxford,  and  leaves  a  son  and  a  daughter. 

Captain  Hartnoll,  who  had  joined  the  Berkshire  Royal  Horse  Artillery 
(T.F.)  in  1910,  was  mobilized  with  his  Regiment  on  the  outbreak  of  the 
War  and  was  sent  to  Egypt  in  April,  1 91 5.  He  was  gazetted  Captain  in 
June,  1 91 7.  He  served  in  Egypt,  at  Aden,  and  finally  on  the  Palestine 
Front.  He  died  on  May  20th,  191 7,  of  enteric  fever,  at  El  Kantara, 




Norfolk  Regiment 
Kendalls  io'-i4'  Aged  20  May  17th,  19 17 

Eldest  son  of  Matthew  Wilson  Hervey,  J. P.  for  Norfolk,  and  of  his 
wife,  Ada  Marian  Hervey. 

Pembroke  College,  Cambridge. 

Lieutenant  Hervey  joined  the  5th  Norfolk  Regiment  in  December, 
1914,  before  completing  his  term  at  Cambridge.  In  September,  1915,  he 
went  to  Gallipoli  and  was  invalided  home  with  enteric  two  months  later. 
In  January,  1917,  he  took  out  a  draft  of  the  Sussex  Yeomanry  to  Egypt 
and  there  rejoined  his  own  Regiment.  At  the  Battle  of  Gaza,  on  April  19th, 
19 1 7,  he  was  badly  wounded  in  the  left  knee  and  shoulder  and  died  in 
Cairo  on  May  17th,  1917,  after  the  amputation  of  his  leg. 

The  account  of  his  experiences  after  being  wounded  show  extraordinary 
pluck,  endurance,  and  suffering.  He  lay  in  a  shell-hole  till  dark  and  then 
pushed  himself  on  his  back  for  eight  or  nine  hours,  hoping  to  reach  our 
lines.  Exhaustion  made  him  fall  asleep  and,  on  waking,  he  found  himself 
within  500  yards  of  the  enemy  trenches,  with  several  of  his  men  lying  near 
him.  With  two  others  he  determined  to  try  and  get  back  to  our  lines, 
some  2500  yards  away.  Thirst  was  their  greatest  trouble,  but  they  fortu- 
nately came  across  three  water-bottles,  which  gave  them  temporary  relief. 
Somehow  or  other  they  all  three  got  back  to  our  lines,  though  it  took  them 
thirty  hours  to  crawl  the  distance. 


CAPTAIN    R.  B.  T.  HILL 

Essex  Regiment 
Kendalls  07^-12-  Aged  23  June  3rd,  1917 

Eldest  son  of  Reginald  Duke   Hill,  Master  of  the  East  Essex  Fox- 
hounds, and  of  his  wife,  Flora  Hill. 
Pembroke  College,  Oxford. 

On  the  outbreak  of  the  War  Captain  Hill  was  given  a  Commission  in 
the  1/8  (Cyclist)  Battalion  Essex  Regiment.     He  was  gazetted  Captain  in 

1 91 6.  The  Battalion  proved  so  useful  for  coast  defence,  that,  much  to 
his  disappointment,   they  were  kept  in  England,  and  it  was  not  till  May, 

1 917,  that  he  managed  to  get  to  the  Front.  Only  a  month  after,  on 
June  3rd,  1 91 7,  when  his  Company  was  in  reserve,  he  went  up  to  the 
front  line  with  a  working  party  at  night  and  was  hit  by  a  shell  and 
instantaneously  killed. 

Lieutenant-Colonel  Tabor,  commanding  1/8  Essex  Regiment,  wrote  : — 

"I  can  truly  say  that  I  do  not  think  there  is  any  other  Officer  in  the 
Battalion  for  whom  everyone,  absolutely  without  exception,  had  so  much 
affection  .  .  .  His  was  a  continuous,  thorough,  loyal  service,  and  no  CO. 
could  ever  wish  for  a  better  Officer." 

Major  W.  F.  Ackland  wrote  : — 

"  Reggie  was  a  born  leader  of  men,  and  I  know  was  beloved  by  his 
Company.  Whatever  work  he  was  at  was  properly  done  ;  I  never  had  an 
anxious  moment  about  it." 

A  brother-officer  wrote: — 

"  The  loss  of  your  son  is  not  yours  alone,  it  is  shared  by  everyone  who 
knew  him.  By  his  charming  and  lovable  disposition  he  had  endeared  him- 
self to  every  Officer  and  man,  and  his  death  has  thrown  a  gloom  over  the 
whole  Regiment.  There  is  not  one  of  his  friends  who  would  not  willingly 
have  sacrificed  his  own  life,  if  by  that  sacrifice  Reggie  could  have  been 

Another  wrote  : — 
"  In  the  short  time  that  he  was  here  he  made  a  fine  impression  on  all. 
His  death  is  just  another  example  of  the  noble  sacrifices  being  made  every 
day  which  inspire  us  who  are  left  behind  to  carry  on  the  great  struggle." 



Loyal  North  Lancashire  Regiment 
Church  Hill  96'-or  Aged  35  October  26th,  1917 

Youngest  son  of  the  late  Edward  Brodie  Hoare,  Banker,  and  of  his 
wife,  Katharine  Brodie  Hoare. 

Pembroke  College,  Cambridge.  Afterwards  worked  with  the  Bleachers' 
Association  in  Bolton. 

Married,  in  191 6,  Audrey  Lois  Collier. 

Captain  Brodie  Hoare  was  given  a  Commission  in  the  Loyal  North 
Lancashire  Regiment  and  went  to  the  Front  with  his  Regiment  in  February, 
191 7.  In  the  Battle  of  Messines  his  Battalion  was  in  support  of  the  right 
flank,  in  Ploegsteert  Wood.  He  was  killed  on  October  26th,  1917,  while 
leading  his  Company  into  action,  in  an  attack  near  Poelcappelle. 



Dorset  Yeomanry 

Druries  02^^-043  Aged  29  December  19th,  1917 

Only  son  of  Sir  Henry  Hoare  (O.H.),  Bart.,  of  Stourhead,  Wilts,  and 
of  Lady  Hoare. 

Trinity  College,  Cambridge :  M.A.  Agent  for  his  father's  estates 
in  Bucks,  Beds,  Devon,  Dorset,  Somerset,  and  Wilts. 

Captain  Hoare  was  sent  to  Egypt  with  the  Dorset  Yeomanry  in  March, 

191 5,  and  from  there  to  Gallipoli  until  the  evacuation,  when  he  was  in- 
valided with  pneumonia  and  typhoid.    He  returned  to  his  Regiment  in  July, 

1 9 16,  and  was  wounded  at  Gaza  in  March,  1 91 7,  rejoining  in  the  following 
May.  He  was  mortally  wounded  on  November  13th,  19 17,  at  Mughair 
Ridge,  and  was  removed  to  the  Raseltin  Hospital  at  Alexandria,  where  he 
died  on  December  19th. 

Colonel  C.  S.  Troyte  Bullock,  C.B.,  ist  Dorset  Yeomanry,  wrote  : — 
"  Harry's  death  will  be  a  great  blow  to  the  Regiment,  as  he  was  such 
a  general  favourite  with  all  ranks.  His  spirits  and  energy  were  unbounded, 
combined  with  great  keenness  to  learn  everything  about  his  work,  so  that 
he  should  be  fully  competent  to  lead  and  instruct  his  men.  He  was  a 
splendid  example  of  pluck  and  tenacity  in  Gallipoli  too,  carrying  on  until 
he  absolutely  dropped  at  his  post  from  disease  and  exhaustion." 

Colonel  Sir  Randolph  Baker,  Bart.,  1st  Dorset  Yeomanry,  wrote  : — 
"  In  the  very  hard  fortnight  we  had  before  the  Battle  of  Mughair,  he 
had  always  been  cheerful,  and  no  one  could  have  been  braver." 
Captain  Charles  H.  Allen,  R.A.M.C.,  wrote  : — 

"  Everyone,  Doctors  and  Nurses  alike,  were  filled  with  admiration  for 
Captain  Hoare's  bravery  and  patience.  Personally  I  have  never  known 
a  finer  man." 




Seaforth  Highlanders 
High  Street  oi'-.03=  Aged  30  August  22nd,  1917 

Only  surviving  son  of  Thomas  Home,  Writer  to  the  Signet,  Edinburgh, 
of  1 1  Learmouth  Terrace,  Edinburgh,  and  of  Mrs.  Home,  and  a  cousin  of 
General  Lord  Home  (O.H.). 

2nd  Lieutenant  Home,  who  was  rubber  planting  in  Ceylon  when  the 
War  broke  out  and  was  a  member  of  the  Ceylon  Planters'  Rifles,  imme- 
diately volunteered  for  active  service  and  accompanied  his  Regiment  to 
Egypt,  where  he  was  present  at  the  attack  on  the  Suez  Canal. 

In  April,  1915,  he  was  sent  to  Gallipoli,  landing  at  Anzac  Cove,  and 
serving  in  the  Peninsula  till  he  was  severely  wounded  in  the  following 
August.  In  1916  he  was  given  a  Commission  in  the  Seaforth  Highlanders 
and  served  with  them  in  Flanders,  until  fever  caused  his  return  to  England. 
He  then  acted  for  some  time  as  Musketry  Instructor  in  Ireland,  but  re- 
turned to  France  in  August,  191 7,  and  had  only  been  a  few  days  with  his 
Regiment,  when  he  fell,  leading  his  Platoon  in  the  first  wave  of  an  attack 
near  Ypres,  on  August  22nd,  1917.  There  were  no  survivors  of  his 
Company,  which  got  to  the  enemy  second  line  and  was  then  surrounded. 


Middlesex  Regiment 
The  Park  12^-16=  Aged  19  September  20th,  19 17 

Eldest  son  of  Major  O.  J.  Bell,  13th  Welsh  Fusiliers,  and  of  Mrs. 
Bell,  and  adopted  son  of  John  Hughes,  of  The  Manor  House,  Hampton- 

Football  XI,  1 91 5. 

2nd  Lieutenant  Hughes,  on  leaving  School,  joined  the  6th  Middlesex 
as  a  Private,  and,  having  been  for  four  years  in  the  O.T.C.  at  Harrow,  was 
at  once  employed  to  drill  recruits.  After  some  months  he  was  sent  to 
a  Cadet  Unit  at  Pirbright,  from  which  he  passed  out  very  successfully  and 
was  given  a  Commission  in  the  Middlesex  Regiment.  He  was  sent  to 
France  on  August  20th,  191 7,  being  then  attached  to  the  2/5  Lancashire 
Fusiliers.  He  went  over  with  his  Company  in  the  attack  on  September 
20th,  191 7,  and  as  far  as  can  be  ascertained  was  very  soon  killed.  He  was 
buried  on  the  battlefield,  near  a  spot  called  Schuler  Galeries,  just  about 
three  miles  south-east  of  Pilkem. 

Lieut.-Colonel  G.  S.  Brighton,  commanding  2/5  Lancashire  Fusiliers, 
wrote : — 

"1  expect  by  now  you  will  have  received  official  news  of  your  son,  as 
we  found  his  body.  Unfortunately  we  were  unable  to  bring  him  down, 
owing  to  the  battle  and  the  distance,  and  we  buried  him  on  the  battlefield. 
He  was  a  gallant  Officer,  and  we  shall  feel  his  loss  much." 

2nd  Lieutenant  A.  H.  Geridge,  Middlesex  Regiment,  attached  2/5 
Lancashire  Fusiliers,  wrote  : — 

"  Both  in  England,  at  Chatham,  and  in  France,  Jack  was  my  best  friend. 
He  was  killed  instantaneously  and  consequently  did  not  suffer." 


LIEUT.-COLONEL  G.  P.  S.  HUNT,  C.M.G.,  D.S.O. 

Royal  Berkshire  Regiment 

Home  Boarders  91^-94.'  Aged  40  March  23rd,  1918 

Third  son  of  the  late  Robert  Ponsonby  Carew  Hunt,  and  of  his  wife, 
Ada  Mary  Hunt,  nee  Sneyd. 

Married,  in  191 1,  Helen  Penuel,  youngest  daughter  of  the  late 
Lieut.-Colonel  P.  B.  S.  Dunbar,  Gordon  Highlanders,  and  leaves  a  son 
and  a  daughter. 

Lieut.-Colonel  Hunt  joined  the  Royal  Berkshire  Regiment  in  1897,  and 
saw  service  in  the  South  African  War,  during  which  time  he  was  Commandant 
at  Wildfontein:  he  received  the  Queen's  Medal  with  three  clasps,  and  the 
King's  Medal  with  two  clasps.  He  was  promoted  to  the  rank  of  Captain 
while  with  the  2nd  Battalion  in  Egypt  and  was  then  posted  to  the  Depot 
at  Reading.  He  afterwards  returned  to  his  Battalion  in  India  and  was  at 
Jhansi  when  mobilization  was  ordered. 

He  went  to  France  with  his  Battalion  in  1914,  and  was  wounded  early 
in  1 91 5.  When  Colonel  Finch  was  killed  at  the  Battle  of  Fromelles,  he 
took  command  of  his  old  Battalion  and  was  promoted  temporary  Major 
in  June,  19 15.  He  was  with  his  Battalion  in  the  severe  fighting  at  Bois 
Grenier,  in  the  Battle  of  Loos.  In  December,  191 5,  he  was  appointed  to 
command  a  Territorial  Infantry  Brigade,  with  the  temporary  rank  of 
Brigadier-General,  and  was  shortly  afterwards  made  a  C.M.G.  In  191 7 
he  again  took  over  the  command  of  a  Battalion  of  the  Royal  Berkshire 
Regiment,  which  distinguished  itself  in  the  severe  fighting  towards  the  end 
of  the  year.  He  was  awarded  the  D.S.O.  and  was  mentioned  in  Despatches. 

He  was  killed  on  March  23rd,  191 8,  near  Manancourt,  while  leading 
his  men  with  great  gallantry,  and  for  his  courage  and  work  on  the  two  days 
previous  to  his  death  he  was  recommended  for  the  V.C. 

The  Colonel  of  the  ist  Battalion  Royal  Berkshire  Regiment  wrote: — 

"  He  died  a  most  magnificent  death  and  was  with  his  Companies  in 
the  front  line  to  the  very  last.  Throughout  those  two  very  trying  days, 
when  we  were  constantly  retiring  from  position  to  position,  he  was  always 
up  in  front  organizing  the  defence,  and  inspiring  all  ranks  to  further  efforts. 
He  managed  to  hold  the  Germans  off  for  two  hours  in  one  position, 
entirely  on  his  own  initiative,  because  nearly  all  his  Officers  were  gone,  and 
the  Regiment  was  out  of  touch  with  the  Brigade.  I  sincerely  hope  they 
will  give  him  his  V.C.  I  feel  certain  that  no  greater  acts  of  heroism  were 
ever  done  than  those  performed  by  him  on  those  two  days.  .  .  .  We  all 
mourn  his  loss  as  a  really  great  Commanding  Officer." 



Coldstream  Guards 
The  Head  Master's  o6'-io'  Aged  25  October  9th,  191 7 

Fourth  son  of  Sir  Thomas  Jackson,  ist  Baronet,  and  of  his  wife, 
Amelia  Lydia,  Lady  Jackson,  of  Stansted  House,  Essex. 

R.M.C.,  Sandhurst. 

Married,  in  1916,  Laura  Emily,  daughter  of  the  Hon.  William  and 
Mrs.  Pearson,  of  Kilmany,  Gippsland,  Australia. 

Captain  Jackson  received  a  Commission  in  the  3rd  Battalion  Coldstream 
Guards  in  February,  191 2.  He  went  to  France  with  the  original  Expedi- 
tionary Force  on  August  12th,  19 14.  He  was  through  the  Retreat  from 
Mons,  and  in  the  Battles  of  the  Marne  and  the  Aisne,  and  was  severely 
wounded  in  the  head  in  September,  19 14.  For  distinguished  services  at 
Landrecies  he  was  mentioned  in  Despatches.  After  recovering  from  his 
wound  he  held  several  Staff  appointments  in  France  and  rejoined  his 
Battalion  in  September,  19 17.  He  was  killed  in  action  near  Ypres,  on 
October  9th,  191 7. 

His  Colonel  wrote  : — 

"  He  led  his  Company,  as  we  all  knew  he  would,  with  the  utmost 
bravery  and  coolness,  under  a  heavy  fire  from  both  artillery  and  machine 
guns.  Just  before  reaching  the  objective,  *  Pat '  was  hit  in  the  thigh  by 
a  piece  of  shell — not  at  all  a  dangerous  or  painful  wound — and  he  was 
quite  cheery  when  being  dressed.  Hardly,  however,  had  they  finished 
tying  up  his  wound,  when  he  was  hit  through  the  head  by  a  sniper's  bullet 
and  was  killed  on  the  spot.  In  him  we  had  a  Company  Commander  brave 
and  resolute,  and  he  was  one  of  those  we  can  ill  afford  to  lose,  and  one 
whom  we  cannot  replace.  I  don't  think  the  War  had  the  same  horrors  for 
him  as  it  had  for  some — he  took  it  all  so  quietly  and  philosophically — and 
yet  he  could  always  be  trusted  to  do  his  best  (and  that  is  saying  a  good 
deal)  for  his  Battalion  and  for  his  Regiment." 




Nottinghamshire  and  Derbyshire  Regiment 
Church  Hill  99^-03^  Aged  28  May  30th,  19 17 

Eldest  son  of  Charles  E.  Jeffcock,  of  Welham  Hall,  Retford,  Notts, 
and  of  Mrs.  Jeffcock,  and  grandson  of  the  late  Mark  Firth,  of  Oakbrook, 

Married,  in  July,  191 1,  Amy  Millicent,  second  daughter  of  F.  W. 
Stobart,  of  Bromham  Hall,  Bedford,  and  leaves  a  son  and  a  daughter. 

Captain  Jeffcock  gave  up  an  important  position  to  join  the  Army  in 
March,  1 915,  when  he  was  gazetted  to  the  Sherwood  Foresters.  He  went 
with  his  Regiment  to  Ireland  on  the  outbreak  of  the  rising  in  April,  19 16, 
where  he  remained  till  the  following  January,  when  he  went  to  France  as 
Intelligence  Officer  on  the  Brigadier-General's  Staff,  subsequently  rejoining 
his  own  Regiment  as  Adjutant.  He  was  severely  wounded  at  Lempire  on 
May  27th,  19 1 7,  and  died  of  his  wounds  three  days  later.  He  was  buried 
at  Lincourt. 

His  Brigadier-General  wrote  to  his  widow  : — 

"...  What  a  loss  your  husband  is  to  the  Brigade  !  I  knew  him  as 
well  and  better  than  most  Officers  in  the  Brigade,  during  the  short  time 
I  have  been  in  command  of  it,  and  I  had  the  very  highest  opinion  of  his 
capabilities  as  an  Officer." 

His  Colonel  wrote  : — 

"  Your  husband  was  doing  so  well,  putting  all  his  energy  into  his  new 
work  and  succeeding  admirably.  I  certainly  cannot  replace  him.  He  had 
the  rare  gift  of  putting  his  whole  heart  into  any  work  he  was  ordered  to 
do,  no  matter  what  it  was." 



Northumberland  Fusiliers 
Dnirics  o6'-09^  Aged  25  June  5th,  19 17 

Second  son  of  Colonel  Edward  Joicey  (O.H.),  of  Blenkinsopp,  Halt- 
whistle,  Northumberland,  and  of  Mrs.  Joicey. 
Trinity  Hall,  Cambridge. 

Captain  Joicey  joined  the  4th  Battalion  Northumberland  Fusiliers,  T.F., 
in  1 91 3.  He  went  to  the  Front  in  April,  191 5,  and  was  wounded  at  the 
second  Battle  of  Ypres.  He  rejoined  his  Regiment  in  February,  1916,  and 
was  again  wounded  in  the  following  May.  He  returned  to  the  Front  again 
in  April,  191 7,  and  was  killed  in  action  on  June  5th,  191 7,  while  gallantly 
leading  his  men  in  an  attack  on  Greenland  Hill,  near  Arras. 

A  brother-officer  wrote  to  his  father:  — 

"  1  knew  your  son  Clive  very  well  indeed,  but  I  am  sorry  to  say  not  for 
long.  We  came  out  here  together  this  last  time  and  have  been  practically 
together  ever  since.  I  was  with  Clive  an  hour  before  he  was  killed.  He 
was  on  my  left,  about  120  yards  further  down  the  trench.  I  found  him  as 
cheery  as  ever,  his  old  self,  and  a  good  man  to  be  with  when  going  over  the 
bags.  I  heard  afterwards  that  he  led  his  Company  to  the  first  objective, 
cheering  the  men  on  to  the  last,  until  he  was  killed  instantaneously  by  a 
shell.  His  Company  did  gloriously  and  took  all  objectives.  I  know  that 
was  largely  due  to  Clive's  great  dash  and  fearlessness  .  .  .  there  is  some 
consolation  in  knowing  that  he  died  doing  his  duty  at  the  head  of  his 


2ND   LIEUTENANT   L.   S.   G.   JONES 

Monmouthshire  Regiment 

Elmfield  iz'-ii^^  Aged  19  June  20th,  19 17 

Only  son  of  Walter  Southwell  Jones,  Company  Director,  and  of  his 
wife,  Blanche  Louise  Southwell  Jones,  of  27  Harley  House,  Regent's  Park, 
and  Bassett,  Hampshire. 

Matriculated  at  Magdalen  College,  Oxford. 

2nd  Lieutenant  Jones  joined  the  Monmouthshire  Regiment  in  January, 
1 91 6,  and  went  to  the  Front  in  the  following  May,  going  almost  immedi- 
ately into  action.  He  took  part  in  the  Battle  of  the  Somme,  being  at 
Gommecourt,  and,  until  his  death  at  Lens  on  June  20th,  1917,  was  continu- 
ously on  the  Western  Front,  except  for  ten  days'  leave  in  January,  191 7. 
He  was  killed  while  in  charge  of  a  covering  party  which  was  protecting  a 
wiring  party,  engaged  on  a  newly  made  trench,  on  the  right  of  the  Lens- 
Lievin  road.  He  was  between  the  trench  and  the  enemy  lines  which  ran 
through  the  Cite  de  Moulin,  when  the  enemy  counter-attacked,  and  he  was 
mortally  wounded  by  machine-gun  fire. 

His  Adjutant  wrote  to  his  father  : — 

"  Ever  since  your  son  came  to  this  Battalion  in  the  field,  about  a  year 
ago,  he  proved  himself  a  truly  gallant  Officer  ;  his  age,  good  spirits,  and 
charming  nature  endeared  him  to  us  all,  and  his  death  will  be  a  dreadful 

His  Company  Commander  wrote: — 

"  As  his  Company  Commander  I  should  like  to  say  what  a  good  Officer 
he  was  ;  always  bright  and  cheerful  and  full  of  pluck.  His  Platoon  was 
devoted  to  him  and  would  have  followed  him  anywhere." 

A  brother-officer  wrote  : — 
"  Your  boy  and  I  came  out  together  last  year.  We  have  been  in  the 
same  Company  ever  since  and  have  had  some  very  unpleasant  times 
together.  He  was  always  a  most  cheery  boy,  no  matter  what  had  to  be 
done,  and  I  was  always  glad  to  have  him  with  me,  though  I  am  nearly  twice 
his  age.  I  don't  think  he  was  ever  frightened.  ...  I  heard  afterwards 
from  fhe  stretcher-bearers  that  he  was  more  concerned  about  their  safety 
than  his  own  need  ...  he  was  exceedingly  popular  with  the  men,  who 
were  always  ready  to  follow  him  anywhere." 


LIEUTENANT   O.    St.    M.    JONES 

Nottinghamshire  and  Derbyshire  Regiment 
The  Knoll  903-93-  Aged  40  October  4tb,  1917 

Only  child  of  the  late  Captain  Henry  Michael  Jones,  V.C.,  late  of  the 
Diplomatic  Service. 

Lieutenant  Jones,  on  leaving  Harrow,  went  to  Argentina,  and  on  the 
outbreak  of  the  South  African  War  proceeded  to  Durban,  where  he  joined 
Thornycroft's  Mounted  Infantry,  being  subsequently  given  a  Commission 
in  the  6th  Dragoon  Guards  (Carabiniers).  He  was  severely  wounded  by  a 
shell.  After  several  years'  service  he  resigned  his  Commission  and  became 
a  world-wide  traveller.  In  August,  1914,  he  was  in  Mexico,  ill.  He 
returned  home  to  be  medically  treated  and  then  entered  the  Sherwood 
Foresters,  instead  of  his  old  Regiment,  as  at  that  time  the  Cavalry  were, 
comparatively,  less  engaged  than  the  Infantry.  He  was  killed  at  Poel- 
cappelle  on  October  4th,  191 7. 

His  Colonel  wrote  : — 

"  He  was  killed  instantaneously  early  in  the  advance.  He  had  always 
behaved  with  great  gallantry  and  at  the  time  of  his  death  was  well  in  front 
of  his  men,  with  his  steel  helmet  in  his  hand,  cheering  them  on.  He  had 
set  a  splendid  example  of  courage  and  bravery  to  all  around,  and  his  loss 
has  been  a  great  one  and  a  sad  one  to  his  Battalion,  for  he  was  regarded 
with  great  affection  both  by  Officers  and  men.  .  .  .  He  was  a  real  gallant 
English  gentleman,  and  a  true  friend  to  all  his  comrades.  He  was  buried 
close  to  where  he  fell." 




Royal  Naval  Air  Service 
The  Head  Master's  03^-07-  Aged  27  January  7th,  191 8 

Only    son  of  William  Basil   Jones,   late    Bishop    of  St.    David's,    of 
Gwynfryn,  Taliesin,  Cardiganshire,  and  of  his  wife,  Anne  Loxdale  Jones. 
Keble  College,  Oxford. 

Flight-Observer  Jones,  who  suffered  from  very  delicate  health,  on  the 
outbreak  of  the  War  at  once  volunteered  to  take  his  motor-car  to  France 
and  at  his  own  expense  worked  on  the  Western  Front  transporting  the 
wounded.  In  September,  191 4,  he  obtained  a  Commission  in  the  Royal 
Marines  and  immediately  went  to  France.  In  the  following  May  he 
became  an  Observer  in  the  R.N.A.S.,  and  in  August,  191 5,  he  was  sent  to 
the  Dardanelles.  He  remained  with  the  Eastern  Mediterranean  Squadron 
till  the  end  of  191 6,  when  he  was  promoted  Flight-Observer  and  was 
mentioned  in  Despatches  for  his  services.  For  some  time  he  acted  as 
Intelligence  Officer  to  his  Wing.  In  March,  191 7,  he  went  to  Italy  and 
was  killed  on  January  7th,  191 8,  through  his  aeroplane  coming  down  while 
on  a  flight  patrol  over  the  Mediterranean.  He  was  again  mentioned  in 
Despatches,  in  the  Birthday  Honours  list  of  June  3rd,  191 8. 




Essex  Regiment 

West  Acre  oy^-iz"  Aged  23  May  zist,  1917 

Only  son  of  William  Kortright,  of  Ingatestone,  Essex,  and  of  Mrs. 

Cricket  XI,  1912. 

Lieutenant  Kortright  joined  the  3rd  Battalion  Essex  Regiment  on  the 
outbreak  of  the  War,  and  subsequently  went  to  the  R.M.C.,  Sandhurst. 
On  passing  out  he  obtained  a  Commission  in  the  1st  Essex  Regiment,  in  July, 
191 5.  The  following  August  he  was  sent  to  Gallipoli,  being  transferred  to 
the  Western  Front  in  May,  191 6.  He  was  killed  in  action  at  Monchy-le- 
Preux  on  May  21st,  191 7. 

Colonel  Sir  George  Stirling,  commanding  ist  Essex  Regiment,  wrote  to 
his  father  : — 

"  It  is  with  the  deepest  regret  of  his  comrades,  both  Officers  and  men, 
that  I  write  to  inform  you  of  the  death  of  your  son,  Lieutenant  M.  C.  W. 
Kortright.  He  was  a  very  smart  and  efficient  Officer,  and,  though  I  have 
only  very  recently  taken  command  of  this  Battalion,  I  had  already  formed 
a  very  high  opinion  of  him." 



Royal  Field  Artillery 
The  Grove,  oz'-o^.'  Aged  29  April  9th,  1918 

Younger  son  of  William  Thomas  Langford  (O.H.),  of  Charford 
Manor,  Avonwick,  South  Devon,  and  of  his  wife,  Mabel  Fanny  Langford. 

Captain  Langford  joined  the  R.F.A.  in  1909,  passing  through  the  Isle 
of  Wight  Artillery  Militia.  He  was  immediately  sent  to  India,  where  he 
served  until  191 7,  when  he  was  ordered  home;  for  some  time  before 
leaving  India  he  had  been  in  command  of  his  Battery  as  acting  Major.  He 
went  to  the  Front  in  December,  191 7,  and  at  the  time  of  his  death  was  in 
command  of  a  Battery  of  Field  Artillery  and  was  to  have  been  promoted 
Major  in  a  few  days.  He  was  killed  in  action,  on  April  9th,  1918,  in  the 
Douche  Valley,  near  Bapaume. 

Captain  O'Brien,  A  Battery,  295  Brigade,  R.F.A.,  wrote  :— 

"His  loss  is  very  deeply  felt  out  here  by  all  who  knew  him,  both 
Officers  and  men.  He  was  a  first-class  gunner  and  the  best  of  friends  : 
everywhere  you  go,  you  hear  praise  of  him.  It  was  exactly  the  same  in 
India,  his  Battery  did  better  than  any  other  in  camp,  and  his  men  were  so 
keen  to  do  him  credit  that  they  worked  like  niggers  for  him." 

Another  brother-officer  wrote  : — 

"  He  came  to  my  Battery  at  the  beginning  of  February  as  Captain. 
He  was  quickly  loved  by  Officers  and  men.  In  action  in  February  and 
March  his  unselfishness,  pluck,  and  devotion  to  duty  won  the  admiration  of 
everyone.  After  passing  unharmed  through  the  first  enemy  offensive,  and 
acting  throughout  with  the  greatest  gallantry,  he  left  us,  on  April  2nd,  to 
command  D  Battery,  295  Brigade,  R.F.A.  All  were  sorry  to  see  him 
leave,  but  everyone  was  glad  that  he  had  gained  the  wish  of  his  heart — a 
Battery.  A  few  days  later  we  were  shocked  to  hear  that  he  had  died  of 
wounds.  .  .  .  Your  son  was  loved  and  admired  by  all  who  knew  him,  and 
his  loss  is  indeed  a  great  one  to  the  Army." 


MAJOR    P.    L.    LEAKED 

']th   Gurkha  Rifles 
Kendalls  95^-98'  Aged  37  March  7th,  191 8 

Youngest  son  of  the  late  R.  H.  Leared,  of  Glenville,  Wexford,  and  of 
Mrs.  Leared. 

Trinity  College,  Dublin. 

Married,  in  191 3,  Kathleen,  second  daughter  of  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Bertram, 
of  Glencairn  Crescent,  Edinburgh,  and  leaves  a  daughter. 

Major  Leared  joined  the  Dorset  Regiment  in  1901,  and  served  with 
them  in  the  South  African  War,  for  which  he  received  a  medal  and  two 
clasps.  In  1905  he  exchanged  into  a  Battalion  of  the  Gurkha  Rifles,  from 
which  he  gained  one  of  the  three  nominations  to  the  Staff  College, 
Camberley,  which  are  allotted  annually  to  the  Indian  Army. 

On  the  outbreak  of  the  War  he  was  appointed  G.S.O.,  third  grade,  to 
the  53rd  Division  and  with  them  went  to  Suvla  Bay.  For  his  services 
there  he  was  mentioned  in  Despatches,  recommended  for  the  D.S.O.,  and 
was  awarded  the  Croix  de  Guerre,  with  palm,  by  the  French  Government. 
In  1916  he  became  Brigade-Major  in  the  42nd  Division  and  subsequently 
returned  to  his  Regiment,  being  sent  with  it  to  Mesopotamia.  He  died  in 
the  Military  Hospital,  Baghdad,  on  March  7th,  191 8,  from  acute  blood 
poisoning,  following  an  amputation. 

General  Woodyatt,  formerly  commanding  yth  Gurkhas,  wrote  to  his 
brother-officers  of  the  7th  Gurkha  Rifles  : — 

"As  you  all  know  well,  he  was  one  of  the  most  gallant  gentlemen  and 
dearest  fellows  that  ever  stepped.  Some  of  you  knew  him  more  closely 
than  I  did,  but  to  none  will  I  yield  in  my  admiration  for  his  bravery,  his 
soldierly  qualities,  his  unselfishness,  and  his  innate  gentlemanly  instincts. 
He  was  one  of  those  you  trust  on  sight — as  you  knew  him  better  you  felt 
that  he  almost  stood  by  himself  on  a  pedestal  of  truth,  courage,  and  nice 

His  Colonel  wrote:  — 

"  He  was  indeed  a  real  Irish  gentlemen,  genial,  kind,  a  firm  and  loyal 
friend,  with  an  enthusiastic  love  for  his  men,  to  which  they  quickly 
responded,  and  his  ambition  was  to  get  away  from  his  Staff  appointment 
and  to  go  on  service  with  the  Regiment.  .  .  .  We  may  thank  God  that  we 
have  such  men." 



CAPTAIN    I.    H.    LINFORD,    M.C. 

Essex  Regimeni 
The  Park  05^-09*  Aged  26  March  23rd,  191 8 

Second  son  of  Arthur  Howard  Linford,  M.A.,  Head  Master  of  Peter- 
borough Lodge  School,  Hampstead,  N.W.,  and  of  his  wife,  Emily  Clara 

After  leaving  Harrow  entered  the  service  of  the  Bank  of  England. 

Married,  in  1916,  Gwendolyn,  only  daughter  of  C.  H.  Mabey,  of 
The  Cottage,  Streatham  Park,  S.W. 

Captain  Linford  had  joined  the  H.A.C.  (in  which  his  father,  grand- 
father, and  great-grandfather  had  all  served)  before  the  beginning  of  the  War. 
He  at  once  volunteered  for  active  service  and  went  to  France  with  them  in 
September,  1914.  He  was  in  action  the  following  month  and  saw  service 
in  Flanders  until  March,  191 5,  when  he  was  wounded  at  Hooge.  He 
rejoined  his  unit  in  May,  and  in  October,  191 5,  received  a  Commission  in 
the  Essex  Regiment  He  was  through  all  the  Somme  fighting  of  1916,  and 
in  February,  191 7,  was  promoted  Lieutenant,  and  Captain  in  the  following 
July.  After  the  Battle  of  Passchendaele  Ridge  on  July  31st,  1917,  he  was 
awarded  the  Military  Cross.  This  appeared  in  the  Gazette  as  follows: 
"  For  conspicuous  gallantry  and  devotion  to  duty  when  commanding  a 
Platoon  of  a  mopping-up  Company.  Seeing  that  the  flank  of  the  assaulting 
Company  to  which  he  was  attached  had  become  exposed,  he  moved  quickly 
forward  with  great  presence  of  mind  and  promptly  filled  a  gap  with  a 
handful  of  men  whom  he  had  with  him.  In  executing  this  movement  he 
showed  great  gallantry  and  fine  leadership  under  heavy  rifle  and  machine- 
gun  fire.  He  thus  consolidated  the  position  which  he  had  taken  up  and 
held  it  under  very  trying  conditions  for  two  days,  until  he  was  relieved." 

In  December,  1917,  he  was  given  an  appointment  at  the  Divisional 
Base,  which  he  held  till  March  23rd,  191 8,  when  he  was  killed  in  action, 
the  Base  Depot  forming  a  composite  Battalion  at  the  outbreak  of  the 
German  ofl^snsive  on  March  21st,  191 8.  His  death  took  place  at  the 
Croisat  Canal,  near  Royon. 

He  was  present  at  the  Battles  of  Hooge,  Thiepval,  Delville  Wood,  and 



Coldstream   Guards 
The  Knoll  ii'-i;'  Aged  20  October  9th,  19 17 

Younger  son  of  the  late  Arthur  Anstruther  Lutyens,  of  the  F.M.S., 
and  of  Mrs.  A.  A.  Lutyens,  of  15A  Nevern  Place,  S.W.,  and  grandson  of 
the  late  Captain  Charles  Lutyens,  late  XXth  Regiment,  of  16  Onslow 
Square,  S.W.,  and  Thursley,  Godalming. 

Lieutenant  Lutyens  received  his  Commission  in  the  Coldstream  Guards 
in  January,  1916.  He  went  to  France  on  the  17th  of  the  following  July, 
his  nineteenth  birthday,  and  was  gazetted  Lieutenant  on  July  20th.  He 
was  in  command  of  his  Company  in  the  attack  on  Houthoulst  Wood  on 
October  9th,  1917,  and,  after  gaining  his  objective,  was  killed  by  a  shell 
which  burst  in  his  Company  Headquarters. 

The  O.C.  Coldstream  Guards  wrote  : — 

"The  Regiment  can  ill  afford  to  lose  Officers  like  him.  When  I  was 
commanding  the  Reserve  Battalion  I  had  ample  opportunities  of  appreciating 
his  great  qualities.  He  showed  wonderful  promise  as  a  soldier,  which  was 
fully  borne  out  when  he  joined  his  Battalion  in  France." 

The  O.C.  3rd  Battalion  Coldstream  Guards  wrote  to  his  mother  : — 

"  I  cannot  tell  you  how  very  sorry  we  all  are  about  the  loss  of  your  son. 
He  is  a  great  loss  to  us.  He  was  most  popular  and  also  an  exceedingly 
capable  Officer.     He  commanded  his  Company  during  the  attack  splendidly." 

His  Adjutant  wrote  : — 

"  I  shall  never  forget  Cyril  coming  into  Battalion  H.Q.  (a  shell  hole) 
to  ask  for  orders  about  his  left  flank.  He  came  up  and  saluted  in  the 
middle  of  a  very  heavy  shelling,  as  if  he  were  on  parade,  and  cheered  us  all 
up  by  joking  about  a  cut  he  had  got  on  his  hand — that  was  the  last  I  saw 
of  him." 




\']th  Infantry^  Indian  Army 
The  Park  oS^-ii^  Aged  23  February  21st,  1918 

Second  and  only  surviving  son  of  Colonel  Edward  Horace  Lynden- 
Bell,  C.B.,  Army  Medical  Service,  and  of  Mrs.  Lynden-Bell,  of  7  Laurel 
Road,  Wimbledon. 

Football  XI,  1910-11. 

R.M.C.,  Sandhurst  :  Prize  Cadetship. 

Lieutenant  Lynden-Bell,  who  passed  third  out  of  Sandhurst,  was  given 
a  Commission  in  the  Indian  Army.  On  the  outbreak  of  the  War  he  was 
attached  to  the  3rd  Battalion  Royal  Fusiliers  and  served  with  them  in 
France.  He  was  wounded  at  Kemmel  on  March  8th,  191 5.  After  recover- 
ing from  his  wound  he  went  to  India  and  saw  service  on  the  Frontier  with 
the  99th  Infantry.  He  was  then  sent  to  Mesopotamia,  where  he  was 
accidentally  killed,  while  on  active  service,  on  February  21st,  191 8.  He  was 
mentioned  in  Field-Marshal  Sir  Douglas  Haig's  Despatches  of  Novem- 
ber 7th,  1917,  and  his  name  published  in  the  Gazette  of  December  21st,  for 
*  gallant  and  distinguished  service  in  the  Field.' 



Rifle  Brigade 

The  Headmaster's  I2'-I5-  Aged  19  August  i6th,  1917 

Elder  son  of  Lieut. -Colonel  W.   J.   Mackeson  (O.H.)  and  of  Mrs. 
Mackeson,  of  The  Old  House,  Hodnet,  Shropshire. 
R.M.C.,  Sandhurst :  Prize  Cadetship. 

2nd  Lieutenant  Mackeson  received  a  Commission  in  the  Rifle  Brigade 
on  passing  out  of  Sandhurst  and  went  to  France  in  February,  191 7,  joining 
the  2nd  Battalion  in  the  following  month  on  the  Somme.  From  there  the 
Battalion  moved  to  Ypres.  In  July  he  was  recommended  for  the  Military 
Cross  and  was  made  Adjutant  of  his  Battalion.  He  was  wounded  by  a 
shell  while  sending  up  S.O.S.  signals  on  August  14th,  1917,  and  died  two 
days  later  in  a  Casualty  Clearing  Station,  being  buried  at  Brandhoek.  He 
was  mentioned  in  Despatches  on  December  24th,  1917. 

Colonel  the  Hon.  Roger  Brand  wrote  : — 

"  He  was  a  splendid  fellow,  always  so  cheerful  and  keen,  and  he  was 
wonderfully  good  as  Adjutant  the  short  time  he  was  doing  it.  He  was 
quite  splendid  in  the  fighting  on  July  31st,  and  I  sincerely  hope  that  he 
will  get  the  Military  Cross,  which  he  earned,  and  for  which  he  was  recom- 
mended. He  kept  me  informed  of  the  situation  all  the  morning  and  sent 
back  the  most  excellent  reports,  and  later  on  he  was  wonderfully  calm  and 
courageous  in  a  position  which  was  anything  but  pleasant." 

Major  Cole  wrote  : — 

*•  We  were  in  the  lines  at  rather  a  difficult  bit.  In  the  evening  the 
enemy  put  down  a  very  heavy  barrage,  and  the  Battalion  next  to  us  asked 
us  by  telephone  to  send  up  an  S.O.S.  signal,  as  they  could  not  get  theirs  off. 
Your  son  immediately  rushed  out  into  the  thick  of  the  shell  fire  and  fired 
off"  three,  returning  at  once  for  more.  On  his  way  out  again  a  shell  from 
one  of  their  field  guns  burst  right  in  the  doorway  of  our  dug-out,  wounding 
four  or  five  men  besides  himself.  ,  .  .  No  one  could  have  been  more 
gallant.  He  dashed  out  into  a  heavy  and  accurate  barrage,  knowing  full 
well  that  the  door  of  our  dug-out  was  one  of  the  most  dangerous  points  of 
the  line,  as  the  enemy  continually  hit  it  with  their  field  guns." 



CAPTAIN    J.   C.    F.    MAGNAY 

Norfolk  Regiment 

The  Headmaster's  \\^-\-i)^  Aged  20  April  23rd,  1917 

Second  son  of  the  late  Frederick  William  Magnay,  J. P.  for  Norfolk, 
of  Drayton,  Norwich,  and  of  Mrs.  F.  W.  Magnay,  of  52  Tedworth 
Gardens,  Chelsea. 

R.M.C.,  Sandhurst,  1914. 

Captain  Magnay  received  his  Commission  in  the  Norfolk  Regiment  in 
December,  1914,  joining  the  ist  Battalion  in  France  in  April,  1915.  He 
took  part  in  the  second  Battle  of  Ypres,  and  in  the  Battle  of  Hill  60.  He 
was  severely  wounded  at  Arras  in  May,  1916.  After  recovering  from  his 
wound  he  returned  to  France  in  the  following  January  and  was  killed  on 
April  23rd,  191 7,  leading  his  Company  into  the  German  second  line 
trenches  at  Vimy  Ridge,  against  very  heavy  shell  and  machine  gun  fire. 

His  Colonel  wrote  : — 

"  He  was  such  a  fine  soldier,  and  a  most  gallant  leader  of  men.  We 
have  lost  one  of  our  best  Officers,  and  it  is  men  like  him  we  cannot  afford 
to  lose  ;  but  unfortunately  for  England  her  best  men  are  also  her  most 
gallant  men.     This  is  always  what  happens." 



Royal  Fusiliers 

The  Headmaster's  993-05'  Aged  31  April  13th,  19 17 

Younger  son  of  the  late  Sir  William  Magnay,  Bart,  and  of  Lady 
Magnay,  of  8  Gloucester  Place,  Portman  Square,  W. 

Football  XI,  1903-4. 

Was  engaged  to  be  married  to  Marjorie,  youngest  daughter  of  the  Rev. 
Thomas  S.  Cooper,  of  Charleshurst,  Chiddingfold,  Surrey. 

Lieut.-Colonel  Magnay  joined  the  Royal  Fusiliers  in  October,  1910. 
He  went  to  France  with  the  ist  Battalion  on  September  8th,  1914,  and 
went  through  the  Battle  of  the  Aisne,  being  gazetted  Captain  shortly  after. 
He  was  later  attached  to  the  4th  Battalion  and  was  with  them  in  Flanders 
and  at  Armentieres.  After  being  invalided  home  he  returned  to  the  Front 
as  Second-in-Command  of  the  24th  Battalion  Manchester  Regiment  and  was 
given  command  of  the  12th  Battalion  at  the  beginning  of  our  offensive  on 
the  Somme.  He  was  through  many  engagements,  including  the  taking  of 
Delville  Wood,  Longueval,  and  Beaumont  Hamel.  He  was  killed  by  a 
5*9  shell  on  April  13th,  1917,  while  directing  the  operations  of  his  Battalion 
from  a  captured  German  trench  north  of  Arras,  the  same  shell  killing  his 
Adjutant  and  two  other  Officers.  He  was  three  times  mentioned  in 
Despatches  and  recommended  for  the  D.S.O. 

His  Brigadier-General  wrote: — 

"  I  can  candidly  say  I  have  seldom  met  a  man  with  a  more  charming 
personality,  and  furthermore  an  exceedingly  able  Officer.  In  him  I  have 
lost  a  Commanding  Officer  of  the  first  rank." 

Lieut.-Colonel  R.  T.  Collins,  General  Staff,  17th  Division,  wrote  : — 

"  Both  General  Robertson  and  I  watched  with  great  interest  the  effect 
of  your  son's  influence  on  the  Battalion  he  commanded  so  well  and  so 
gallantly.  I  do  not  think  it  is  too  much  to  say  that  he  had  made  it  into  one 
of  the  best,  if  not  the  best  in  the  Division,  entirely  by  his  own  efforts.  .  .  . 
His  death  was  a  very  real  loss  to  his  Battalion,  his  Brigade,  and  the 

A  brother-officer  wrote  : — 

"You  really  can't  imagine  what  a  loss  this  is  to  us.  The  CO.  was  one 
of  the  very  best,  and  the  Brigadier  says  that  owing  to  him  the  Battalion  is 
the  best  in  the  Brigade.  .  .  .  We  are  all  absolutely  down  over  this  awful 
catastrophe,  because  the  Colonel  was  so  universally  popular  with  Division, 
Brigade,  Battalion  Officers,  and  the  whole  of  the  rank  and  file." 



Royal  Naval  Volunteer  Reserve 

Kendalls  i2'-i+3  Aged  19  March  17th,  1918 

Younger  son  of  the  late  Edward  J.  Maitland,  of  Banstead  Hall,  and 
of  Mrs.  Maitland,  daughter  of  Monsieur  J.  Ruault,  late  French  Master  in 
Harrow  School. 

Sub-Lieutenant  Maitland  received  a  Commission  in  the  Royal  Naval 
Air  Service  in  191 6,  but,  owing  to  an  accident  while  flying,  transferred  in  the 
following  year  to  the  Royal  Naval  Volunteer  Reserve.  He  was  appointed 
to  the  Trade  Division  at  the  Admiralty  and  was  then  sent  on  duty  to 
Halifax,  Nova  Scotia.  He  died  of  pneumonia,  following  scarlet  fever, 
contracted  while  on  duty  in  Halifax,  on  March  17th,  191 8. 



North  Staffordshire  Regiment 
West  Acre  94'-97-'  Aged  27  July  30th,  191 7 

Second    son    of    Edward    Mapplebeck,    of    Woodfield,    Leamington, 
Warwickshire,  and  of  his  wife,  the  late  Sarah  Mapplebeck, 
Trinity  College,  Cambridge.      Stockbroker, 

On  the  outbreak  of  the  War  Captain  Mapplebeck  was  given  a  Com- 
mission in  the  4th  North  Staffordshire  Regiment.  He  went  to  France  in 
August,  191 5,  and  fought  with  his  Regiment  at  Hooge  and  Ypres,  and  in 
the  Battles  of  the  Somme  and  Messines.  He  then  returned  to  the  Ypres 
district,  where  he  was  hit  by  a  high  explosive  shell  on  July  29th,  191 7,  and 
died  of  his  wounds  next  day,  in  No.  5  London  Field  Ambulance.  He 
was  buried  at  Renninghelst,  in  Belgium. 

His  Brigadier-General  wrote  to  his  father : — 

"  I  had  met  your  son  several  times  out  here,  and  a  more  delightful  and 
gallant  gentleman  it  was  never  my  privilege  to  meet.  From  what  his 
brother-officers  and  men  tell  me  he  was  a  universal  favourite  ;  in  the  words 
of  a  private  I  spoke  to  to-day,  *  He  was  the  best  Officer  I  ever  served 
under,'  In  the  Battle  of  Messines,  about  six  months  ago,  he  behaved 
most  gallantly," 

His  Colonel  wrote  : — 

"  His  loss  is  a  severe  one  for  the  Regiment  for  which  he  did  so  much. 
All  the  men  were  deeply  attached  to  h'm  and  would  have  followed  him 
anywhere.  He  was  never  tired  of  thinking  how  best  he  could  get  his  men 
more  efficient  or  more  Qomfortable.  He  had  many  times  been  brought  to 
my  notice  for  cool  and  gallant  conduct  under  very  trying  circumstances,  and 
we  had  hoped  to  see  him  decorated  ere  long," 

His  Major  wrote  : — 

"  He  was  cheerful  and  plucky  up  to  the  end.  His  last  words  were, 
*Tell  the  Colonel  that  I  was  sorry  1  could  not  take  the  Company  over.' 
Some  of  the  comments  I  heard  were,  *  Poor  old  chap,  anyone  could  have 
been  better  spared  than  he,'  Another  characterized  him  as  one  of  the  bravest 
men  he  had  ever  met,  and  gave  instances  of  his  entire  disregard  of  danger. 
.  .  .  He  was  always  the  same,  in  good  times  and  in  bad,  when  things  were 
going  well  and  in  times  of  great  anxiety,  always  calmly  going  about  his 
duty  and  not  thinking  about  himself." 


LIEUTENANT   O.    W.    W.    H.    MEREDITH 

Royal  Flying  Corps 
The  Headmaster's  06'- 10'  Aged  24  Noyember  20th,  1917 

Only  child  of  the  late  Ven.  Thomas  Meredith,  M.A.,  Vicar  of  Wolston 
and  Archdeacon  of  Singapore,  and  of  his  wife,  Mary  Meredith,  of  Park 
Road,  Leamington. 

Jesus  College,  Cambridge,  1914. 

Lieutenant  Meredith,  who  had  already  distinguished  himself  in 
various  mechanical  examinations  in  London,  left  Cambridge  when  the  War 
broke  out  and  took  up  war  work  at  Coventry,  subsequently  entering 
Aeroplane  Works  at  Hendon.  He  joined  the  Royal  Flying  Corps  in  1917, 
obtaining  his  *  Wings '  in  July  of  that  year.  At  an  aerodrome  in  England 
he  made  a  record  for  high  flying  and  especially  distinguished  himself  in 
shooting  while  doing  his  gunnery  course.  He  went  to  the  Front  in 
October,  191 7,  joining  the  64th  Squadron,  and  was  reported  *  missing,' 
near  Cambrai,  on  November  20th,  191 7.  In  the  following  May  informa- 
tion was  received  from  the  Committee  of  the  Red  Cross  Agency  for 
Prisoners  of  War  that  he  had  been  shot  down  on  that  date  by  machine  gun 
fire,  while  attacking  a  balloon,  and  is  buried  at  the  Military  Cemetery  at 

The  Officer  commanding  the  64th  Squadron,  B.E.F.,  wrote  to  his 
mother  : — 

"  As  regards  his  work  on  the  20th,  he  was  taking  part  in  the  attack  on 
Cambrai,  supporting  the  advance  of  the  infantry  and  tanks.  His  mission 
was  to  drop  bombs  on  and  shoot  at  any  infantry  or  guns  he  came  across, 
and  he  would  have  been  working  in  the  area  round  Bourlon  Wood. 
Owing  to  the  fog  and  low  clouds,  nearly  all  the  machines  (there  were  15 
others  on  the  same  duty  from  this  Squadron  alone)  got  separated,  and  it  is 
impossible  to  say  what  happened.  It  was  to  a  great  extent  owing  to  the 
co-operation  of  our  low-flying  aeroplanes  that  we  scored  a  marked  success 
on  the  initial  day,  and  you  have  the  satisfaction  and  pride  of  knowing  that 
your  son,  fully  realizing  the  risk,  gave  his  life  in  helping  what  was  very 
nearly  the  biggest  victory  of  the  War.  .  .  .  Your  son  was  a  gallant  Officer 
and  a  fearless  Pilot  and  died  a  death  which  cannot  but  be  a  source  of  pride 
to  all  who  were  connected  with  him." 

His  Flight  Commander  wrote  : — 

"  1  cannot  say  how  very  sorry  we  all  were  when  we  found  he  was 
*  missing,'  and  I  deeply  sympathize  with  you  and  yours  in  your  loss." 



6th  Field  Artillery  Brigade^  Australian  Imperial  Force 
The  Headmaster's  04'-!  o"  Aged  24.  May  14th,  191 7 

Second  son  of  Frederick  D.  Michaelis,  Managing  Director  of  Michaelis, 
Hallenstein  &  Co.,  of  Melbourne,  Australia,  and  Basinghall  Street, 
London,  and  of  his  wife,  Esther  Z.  Michaelis. 

Monitor,  1909.  Sub-manager  in  the  works  of  his  father's  firm  in 

Married,  in  191 6,  Kathleen  Hart,  of  Sydney. 

Sergeant  Michaelis  enlisted  as  a  Private  in  the  Artillery  Branch  of  the 
Australian  Service  and  was  promoted  to  the  rank  of  Sergeant.  He  left 
Australia  for  service  abroad  in  December,  19 16.  He  was  not  in  good 
health  on  his  arrival  in  England,  and  as  he  refused  to  give  way  he  was 
attacked,  two  months  later,  by  a  serious  illness,  from  which  he  died  in 
Tidworth  Military  Hospital,  on  May  14th,  191 7. 

Captain  Maclaren,  12th  Battery,  Australian  Artillery,  wrote  to  his 
father : — 

"  The  Officer  who  commanded  the  Reinforcements  with  whom  your  late 
son  sailed,  Lieutenant  T.  K.  Rowan,  is  at  present  attached  to  my  Battery, 
and  he  speaks  in  glowing  terms  of  the  work  done  by  your  son." 

A  brother-officer  wrote  : — 

"  From  my  point  of  view  I  have  lost  not  only  one  of  the  most 
honourable  of  men,  but  a  comrade  in  arms,  and  he  will  for  ever  be  in  my 
memory  as  a  friend  who  *  fought  the  good  fight.' " 


2ND    LIEUTENANT    R.   G.    MILES,    M.C. 

^th  Dragoon  Guards 
Church  Hill  gS'-oi^  Aged  33  March  nth,  1918 

Second  son  of  William  Frederick  Miles,  of  Keyham,  Leicester,  and 
of  his  wife,  Clara  Elizabeth  Miles. 

Went  to  South  Africa  and  took  a  farm  under  Lord  Milner's  Settlement 
Scheme.  His  elder  brother,  whose  record  appears  on  the  following  page, 
2nd  Lieutenant  R.  T.  W.  Miles  (O.H.),  was  killed  on  October  2nd,  191 7. 

2nd  Lieutenant  Miles  served  on  Commando  against  the  Rebels,  and 
also  as  a  Machine  Gunner  with  the  Bechuanaland  Mounted  Rifles,  in 
German  South  West  Africa.  After  the  conquest  of  German  South  West 
Africa  and  the  consequent  disbandment  of  the  forces,  he  came  to  England 
and  entered  a  Cavalry  Cadet  School,  obtaining  a  Commission  in  the  5th 
Dragoons.  He  went  to  France  in  December,  191 6,  and  was  mortally 
wounded  on  March  loth,  191 8,  dying  the  next  morning.  He  was 
posthumously  awarded  the  Military  Cross  for  the  following  act,  thus 
described  in  the  Gazette  of  April  23rd,   191 8  : — 

"  When  in  charge  of  a  flanking  party,  protecting  the  right  flank  of  the 
raiding  party,  he  disposed  his  party  with  great  skill,  and,  finding  that  an 
enemy  post  was  held,  rushed  it  at  the  point  of  the  bayonet,  killing  or 
capturing  all  the  occupants  of  the  post.  He  displayed  great  dash  and 

A  brother-ofiicer  wrote  to  his  sister  : — 

"  Your  brother  was  a  great  favourite  with  us  all,  and  we  miss  him  very 
much.  On  March  loth  last,  while  we  were  in  the  trenches,  we  carried  out 
a  big  raid  on  the  German  trenches.  Your  brother  was  in  charge  of  a 
covering  party  which  had  to  deal  with  a  German  advanced  post.  He  led 
his  men  very  gallantly,  and  the  German  garrison  were  all  killed  or  taken 
prisoner.  Unfortunately  Miles  was  wounded  and  died  in  hospital  the 
next  day.  He  died  among  friends  and  in  a  British  Hospital  and  was 
buried  with  full  military  honours  in  a  little  cemetery  close  by." 


2ND    LIEUTENANT   R.    T.    W.    MILES 

Leicestershire    Regiment 
Church  Hill  gj'-QQ'  Aged  34  October  2nd,  19 17 

Eldest  son  of  William  Frederick  Miles,  of  Keyham,  Leicestershire, 
and  of  his  wife,  Clara  Elizabeth  Miles.  His  younger  brother,  whose  record 
appears  on  the  previous  page,  2nd  Lieut.  R.  G.  Miles  (O.H.),  was  killed 
on  March  nth,  1918. 

"Went  out  to  South  Africa  in  1903  and  took  a  farm  under  Lord  Milner's 
Settlement  Scheme. 

2nd  Lieutenant  Miles  served  in  the  2nd  Kimberley  Regiment  through 
the  Gerrnan  South  West  African  campaign.  When  that  was  over  he  came 
to  England  and  entered  a  Cavalry  Cadet  School,  but  was  laid  up  with 
measles  through  a  great  part  of  his  training  and  failed  to  pass  out.  He 
then  served  as  a  Trooper  in  the  8th  Hussars  in  France  and  was  subse- 
quently given  a  Commission  in  the  7th  Leicestershire  Regiment.  He  went 
to  the  Front  in  July,  191 7,  and  was  killed  while  leading  a  counter-attack  on 
Ploegsteert  Wood,  on  October  2nd,  191 7. 




■T^rd  Dragoon  Guards 
High  Street  o6'-io3  Aged  24  April  nth,  1917 

Only  son  of  Charles  Frederic  Newton-Deakin,  M.A.  Oxon,  Barrister-at- 
Law,  Lincoln's  Inn,  of  6,  Avenue  Road,  Regent's  Park,  N.W.,  and  of  his 
wife,  Alice  Mary  Newton-Deakin,  and  grandson  of  the  late  Colonel  James 
H.  Deakin,  of  Werrington  Park,  Devon. 

R.M.C.,  Sandhurst,  1911. 

Lieutenant  Newton-Deakin  obtained  a  Commission  in  the  3rd  Dragoon 
Guards  in  January,  1913,  and  two  months  after  sailed  for  Alexandria,  re- 
maining in  Egypt  till  the  outbreak  of  the  War,  when  he  returned  to 
England  with  his  Squadron.  He  went  out  to  France  in  October,  1914,  and 
was  in  constant  service  till  the  date  of  his  death,  being  present  at  the  two 
Battles  of  Ypres  and  the  Battle  of  Loos.  He  was  killed  by  shell  fire  at 
Monchy  on  April  nth,  1917. 

Colonel  Smith-Bingham  wrote  : — 

"  I  always  thought  him  one  of  the  smartest  and  nicest  little  subalterns  I 
had,  and  I  was  very  fond  of  him,  and  so  was  everybody  else,  and  I  know  he 
will  be  a  great  loss  to  the  Regiment." 

Colonel  Burt  wrote  to  his  father  : — 

"  I  had  already  forwarded  his  name  for  gallantry  in  action  on  May  13th, 
191 5.  Your  son  was  beloved  by  all  ranks  in  the  Regiment,  and  his  loss  is 
very  deeply  felt." 

Captain  Grimshaw  wrote  : — 

"  He  had  been  through  every  show  the  Regiment  had  been  in  since  we 
came  out,  and  in  every  one  he  had  done  well." 

Captain  C.  G.  Leslie  wrote : — 

"  He  and  I  were  alone  with  the  Squadron  during  the  last  hot  weather  in 
Egypt  and  brought  it  home  at  the  beginning  of  the  War.  He  was  the 
only  original  Officer  left  in  the  Squadron,  and  he.  Major  Lomer,  and  myself 
the  only  three  left  who  came  back  from  Egypt  with  the  Regiment. 

"  He  would  not  have  wished  for  a  better  death.  During  the  hard 
times  we  had  in  the  first  and  second  Battles  of  Ypres,  he  was  always  con- 
spicuous for  his  coolness  under  fire,  and  for  the  splendid  example  he  set 
his  men." 


CAPTAIN   C.    A.    NICOL 

Royal  Highlanders 
Moretons  9 2 '-9  5=  Aged  39  May  8th,  191 7 

Fifth  son  of  the  late  William  Nicol,  of  St.  Michael's  Mount,  Liver- 
pool, and  Craigisla,  Forfarshire,  N.B.,  and  of  Mrs.  Nicol. 

Married  Dorothea  Mildred,  elder  daughter  of  the  late  Robert  Ring, 
Superintending  Engineer,  Mandalay,  and  leaves  a  daughter. 

Captain  Nicol  served  in  the  South  African  War,  as  a  Trooper  in 
Thorneycroft's  Mounted  Infantry,  and  received  the  Queen's  Medal  with 
three  clasps. 

He  obtained  a  Commission  in  September,  1914,  in  the  Black  Watch 
and  went  to  France  in  September,  191 5.  In  the  following  November  he 
accompanied  his  Regiment  to  Salonica.  In  January,  191 6,  he  was  pro- 
moted to  the  rank  of  Captain.  He  was  killed  on  the  night  of  May  8th, 
191 7,  just  west  of  Doiran,  in  the  Battle  of  Doiran. 



Army  Service  Corps 

High  Street  oi'-05'  Aged  30  July  5  th,  191 7 

Elder  son  of  Harry  Nuttall,  M.P.,  of  Walton-on-the-Hill,  Surrey,  and 
of  his  wife,  Edith  Mary  Nuttall. 

Lincoln  College,  Oxford:  B.A.,  1909.  India  and  China  Merchant  at 

Married,  in  1914,  Meryll  Vernon,  elder  daughter  of  William  Neild,  of 
Bowdon,  Cheshire,  and  leaves  a  widow  and  one  son. 

2nd  Lieutenant  Nuttall  closed  his  business  in  order  to  join  the  Army,  in 
October,  191 5,  and  obtained  a  Commission  in  the  Army  Service  Corps. 
He  went  to  France  in  March,  1916,  serving  in  Flanders.  At  the  time  of 
his  death,  on  July  5th,  191 7,  which  was  caused  by  shell-fire,  he  was  attached 
to  the  Heavy  Brigade,  Machine  Gun  Corps. 



Gordon  Highlanders 

West  Acre  11--152  Aged  20  October  5th,  1917 

Only  son  of  the  late  Andrew  Jameson  Ogllvie,  of  Murchlson  House, 
Tamala,  and  Karrarang,  Western  Australia,  and  of  his  wife,  Ada  Ogilvie, 
now  Mrs.  Ogilvie-Birkbeck. 

Cadet  Officer,  O.T.C.,  1915. 

2nd  Lieutenant  Ogilvie,  after  training  at  Trinity  College,  Cambridge, 
received  a  Commission  in  the  Gordon  Highlanders  in  July,  1916.  He 
went  to  the  Front  in  the  following  October  and  was  severely  wounded  in 
January,  1917.  He  was  again  wounded  in  June,  I9I7>  but  remained  on 
duty  until  the  Regiment  went  out  of  the  line.  He  was  killed  on  October 
5th,  191 7,  just  after  a  successful  attack  and  advance.  As  he  lay  dying  his 
last  words  were  for  his  men's  comfort. 

Colonel  Maitland  wrote  : — 

"  He  will  be  a  great  loss  to  the  Battalion,  as  he  was  liked  by  all  Officers 
and  men  and  was  a  very  capable  young  Officer." 

The  Chaplain  wrote: — 

"  He  will  be  greatly  missed  by  his  fellow-officers  and  the  men  of  his 
Company,  for  he  was  much  beloved." 

A  brother-officer  wrote  to  his  mother  : — 

"  The  artillery  fire  was  very  violent,  and  it  was  then  that  your  son  gave 
us  an  insight  into  that  marvellous  character,  with  its  smiling,  assuring, 
utter  contempt  of  it  all.  He  stood  up  and  talked  to  us,  joking  and 
absolutely  unconcerned.  ,  .  .  Once  some  of  the  men  started  to  retire. 
Without  waiting  he  leapt  after  them,  rallied  them  and  brought  them  back. 
I  am  proud  to  have  known  an  Officer  who  lived  a  soldier's  life  so  well,  and 
who  died  true  to  every  heritage  and  tradition  of  his  race." 




Royal  Field  Artillery  {attached  R.F.C.) 
Elmfield  I  i'-i5'  Aged  19  September  30th,  1917 

Elder  and  only  surviving  son  of  Francis  William  Pember  (O.H.), 
Warden  of  All  Souls'  College,  Oxford,  and  of  his  wife,  the  Hon.  Margaret 
Bowen  Pember. 

Monitor,  1914.  Head  of  his  House.  Mathematical  Exhibition  at 
Balliol,  1 91 4. 

Lieutenant  Pember  obtained  a  Commission  in  the  Royal  Field 
Artillery  (Special  Reserve)  in  July,  191 5.  He  trained  at  Ipswich  and  left 
England  on  November  5th,  1 91 5,  for  Suvla  Bay,  where  he  served  till  the 
evacuation.  He  then  served  in  Egypt  till  the  autumn  of  191 6,  when  he 
volunteered  for  the  Flying  Corps.  He  returned  to  England  in  November, 
1916,  and  trained  at  Oxford,  Netheravon,  and  Dover.  Having  obtained 
his  *  Wings '  as  a  Pilot  in  May,  1917,  he  was  then  sent  to  France.  He 
was  killed  on  September  30th,  191 7,  while  flying  over  the  enemy  lines 
taking  photographs,  being  attacked  by  four  enemy  scout  machines,  which 
came  down  on  him  from  a  cloud.  He  was  seen  by  an  eye-witness  from  the 
ground  to  be  hit  at  the  first  discharge  of  their  guns,  and  to  fall  on  to  his 
control.  His  machine  thereupon  crashed  and  came  down  practically  in 
flames.  He  was  killed  not  far  from  Acq,  where  the  Aerodrome  of  his 
Squadron  was,  and  is  buried  in  the  cemetery  of  Aubigny,  not  far  from 
Arras  and  Lens. 

His  Squadron  Commander,  Major  Eric  Tyson,  D.S.O.,  M.C.,  since 
died  of  wounds  received  in  action,  wrote  : — 

"  I  liked  him  directly  he  came  to  my  Squadron,  and  I  grew  to  like  him 
more,  I  think,  than  anyone  else  in  the  Squadron.  I  knew  him,  not  as  a 
Junior  Officer,  but  as  a  fellow  whom  I  could  trust,  and  as  one  who  was  ever 
willing  and  anxious  to  do  more  than  his  duty.  I  admired  his  courage  and 
grit  at  sticking  to  a  job.  He  was  simply  superb,  and  easily  the  most 
conscientious  and  caretaking  Officer  in  my  Squadron.  I  am  indeed  proud 
that  he  became  what  he  did  in  my  Squadron,  and  that  I,  as  it  were, 
produced  him.  ...  I  never  ordered  him  to  do  a  job  ;  just  asking  him  was 
quite  enough,  and  this  is  what  causes  a  Squadron  Commander  to  be 


CAPTAIN    H.    C.    PEMBER 

Household  Battalion 
The  Park  93'-97"  Aged  37  May  3rd,  191 7 

Second  son  of  George  Herbert  Pember,  J. P.  for  Hants,  of  Fair  Oak 
Park,  Eastleigh,  and  of  his  wife,  the  late  Mary  Louisa  Pember. 

•  Football  XI,  1896.  New  College,  Oxford.  Member  of  the  London 
Stock  Exchange. 

Married,  in  1908,  Evelyn  Mary,  eldest  daughter  of  Sir  Amherst  Selby- 
Bigge,  K.C.B.,  and  Lady  Selby-Bigge,  of  7  Wilbraham  Place,  S.W.,  and 
King's  Sutton,  Northants,  and  leaves  three  children. 

Captain  Pember  served  in  the  South  African  War  in  the  Imperial 
Yeomanry,  Queen's  Own  Oxfordshire  Hussars.  He  rejoined  this  Regiment 
on  the  outbreak  of  the  War  as  a  2nd  Lieutenant  and  was  promoted  to  the 
rank  of  Major.  In  1916  he  was  transferred  to  the  2nd  Life  Guards  and  then 
to  the  Household  Battalion.  He  went  to  the  Front  in  January,  191 7,  and 
was  present  at  the  Battles  of  the  Ancre  and  Arras.  He  was  killed  in  the 
early  morning  of  May  3rd,  1 91 7,  when  leading  an  attack  on  Rceux.  He 
got  within  ten  yards  of  the  German  lines  and  then  came  under  heavy 
machine  gun  fire,  and  the  Battalion  suffered  very  heavy  losses.  His 
brother-officers  and  men  have  spoken  with  the  greatest  admiration  of  his 
extraordinary  cheerfulness  and  coolness  both  before  and  during  the  attack. 

His  Major  wrote  : — 

"  I  saw  him  just  prior  to  the  attack  in  which  he  lost  his  life.  His 
keenness  and  sound  common  sense  at  that  time  were  remarkable.  The 
last  I  heard  of  him  was  leading  his  men  on  quite  calmly  and  collectedly  in 
the  face  of  very  heavy  fire." 

A  brother-officer  wrote  : — 

"  The  last  I  saw  of  him  he  was  walking  slowly  across  the  open  with  a 
walking-stick  in  his  hand  and  his  old  pipe  in  his  mouth  at  the  head  of  his 
Company.     Just  after  that  they  were  caught  by  machine  guns." 


MAJOR   J.    G.    A.    PORTER,   D.S.O. 

(^th  Lancers 
The  Grove  oo'-04'  Aged  31  November  22nd,  191 7 

Eldest  son  of  John  Porter  and  of  his  wife,  Josephine  Porter  Porter, 
of  Belle  Isle,  Co.  Fermanagh,  Ireland. 

Football  XI,  1904.  2nd  Prize  Middle- Weight  Boxing  in  the  Public 
Schools  Competition  at  Aldershot,  1904. 

R.M.C.,  Sandhurst. 

Married  Enid,  daughter  of  the  late  G.  W.  Assheton-Smith,  of  Vaynol. 

Major  Porter  was  gazetted  to  the  9th  Lancers  in  1906,  joining  his 
Regiment  in  South  Africa.  He  went  to  the  Front  in  August,  19 14.  He 
was  wounded  at  Mons,  and  again  in  the  following  year,  and  was  awarded 
the  D.S.O.  for  conspicuous  bravery  in  the  field.  In  1916  he  returned  to 
England  for  a  course  of  flying,  but  after  obtaining  his  '  Wings '  he 
rejoined  his  Regiment  at  the  Front,  at  the  time  of  his  death  being  Second- 
in-Command.  He  was  killed  during  General  Byng's  advance  on  Cambrai 
on  November  22nd,  19 17,  while  holding  a  bridge  over  a  Canal  with  a 
Squadron  of  the  9th  Lancers  until  reserves  should  arrive.  His  brother, 
Lieut.  H.  A.  Porter,  was  wounded  at  the  same  time. 

The  Brigadier  of  his  Cavalry  Brigade  wrote : — 

"  I  shall  miss  him  terribly,  for  not  only  was  *  Buzz '  a  personal  friend 
and  one  of  the  last  of  the  old  9th,  but  he  was  also  as  gallant  a  soul  as  ever 
lived.  .  .  .  We  are  still  in  the  thick  of  it,  and  a  desperate  battle  is  raging 
as  I  write,  so  please  excuse  more,  but  I  wanted  you  both  to  realize  how 
deeply  we  all  deplore  that  such  a  very  gallant  9th  Lancer  should  have  joined 
the  ranks  of  those  other  gallant  souls  whose  bodies  lie  buried  out  here.  But 
*Buzz'  left  behind  him  a  wonderful  example  of  fearlessness,  and  I  person- 
ally have  often  been  thankful  for  his  example." 

The  Chaplain  wrote  : — 

"  The  two  brothers  fought  a  great  fight  for  the  bridgehead — the  key  of 
the  whole  position — against  a  very  heavy  German  attack,  and  held  it 
successfully  with  their  men.  *  Buzz '  was  hit  twice  through  the  body,  and 
we  brought  him  down  to  the  ambulance.  He  talked  to  me  all  the  way 
down  about  the  men  and  how  well  they  had  done,  and  not  wishing  us  to 
trouble  about  him,  as  he  knew  he  was  bad.  ...  *  Buzz '  was  a  very  great 
friend  of  mine  and  I  knew  him  and  loved  him  very  much.  He  was  the 
truest  of  men." 


MAJOR    G.    F.    W.    POWELL 
Kent  Cyclist  Battalion 

The  Headmaster's  o6'-io'  Aged  26  July  29th,  1917 

Second  son  of  Charles  Watson  Powell,  D.L.,  of  The  Manor  House, 
Speldhurst,  Kent,  and  of  his  wife,  Elizabeth  Constance  Powell. 

Magdalen  College,  Oxford  :  B.A.  Called  to  the  Bar  of  the  Inner 

Major  Powell  had  before  the  War  obtained  a  Commission  in  the  Kent 
Cyclist  Battalion  and  was  promoted  Captain  in  1914.  Not  wishing  to  go  to 
India  he  transferred  to  8th  Battalion  Royal  West  Kent  Regiment  and 
went  to  France  in  May,  1917,  having  just  been  promoted  Major.  He  was 
killed  by  a  shell  on  July  29th,  1917,  and  is  buried  in  the  Dickebusch  New 
Military  Cemetery,  S.W.  of  Ypres. 



LIEUT.-COLONEL   A.    C.    PRATT,    D.S.O. 

Royal  Inniskilling  Fusiliers 
West  Acre  8S'-92'  Aged  43  August  i6th,  19 17 

Second  son  of  Joseph  Pratt,  D.L.,  J. P.,  of  Enniscoe,  Crossmolina, 
Ireland,  and  of  his  wife,  Madeline  Charlotte  Eliza  Pratt. 

Lieut.-Colonel  Pratt  was  gazetted  to  the  ist  Battalion  Royal  Scots  in 
1895,  and  was  promoted  Lieutenant  in  1896,  and  Captain  in  1902.  He 
served  with  his  Battalion  in  the  South  African  War,  was  mentioned  in 
Despatches,  and  received  the  Queen's  Medal  with  three  clasps,  and  the 
King's  Medal  with  two  clasps.     He  retired  in  1913. 

On  the  outbreak  of  the  War  he  rejoined  the  Service  as  Second-in-Com- 
mand  of  the  9th  Royal  Irish  Fusiliers,  and  in  August,  1916,  he  was  given 
command  of  the  lith  Royal  Inniskilling  Fusiliers.  He  was  twice  men- 
tioned in  Despatches  and  received  the  D.S.O.  He  was  killed  by  a  shell 
outside  his  dug-out  on  his  way  up  to  Battalion  Battle  Headquarters  before 
an  attack,  on  August  1 6th,  191 7. 

General  Nugent,  General  of  Division,  wrote  : — 

"Audley  was  an  ideal  CO.  for  a  Battalion  of  Irishmen,  especially  of  so 
good  a  class  as  those  he  commanded.  His  cheeriness  and  unflagging  high 
spirits  were  an  inspiration  to  his  Battalion.  He  loved  them  all,  and  they 
loved  him.     They  were  always  *  his  boys  '  and  *  my  old  dog  pack  ! '  " 

General  Ricardo,  General  of  Brigade,  wrote  to  his  father  : — 

"  He  occupied  a  unique  position  in  the  Brigade.  He  always  conveyed 
something  of  his  own  cheery  humour  to  those  he  was  with.  It  always  did 
me  good  to  meet  Audley  Pratt,  and  I  have  known  few  men  out  here  who 
kept  their  heads  up  higher  than  your  son.  He  had  a  splendid  Battalion, 
which  he  had  imbued  with  his  spirit  ;  indeed,  he  was  an  inspiration  to 
us  all." 

Colonel  Blacker,  9th  Royal  Irish  Fusiliers,  wrote  : — 

"  I  was  selfishly  grieved  when  he  left  me  to  command  the  nth,  as  our 
companionship  out  there  had  been  very  close  and  real,  and  he  had  worked 
so  hard  for  the  efficiency  of  the  9th,  but  I  realized  it  was  bound  to  come. 
He  did  wonders  for  his  new  men,  who  all  adored  him." 

Major  Knott,  nth  Royal  Inniskillings,  wrote  : — 

"  The  whole  Battalion  is  extremely  grieved  about  it,  as  I  daresay  you 
know  how  popular  he  was,  and  how  he  lived  for  the  Battalion  and  worked 
night  and  day  in  its  interests." 



King's  Royal  Rifle  Corps 
West  Acre  gi^-g^J  Aged  40  March  24th,  191 8 

Second  son  of  the  late  Osmond  de  Lancey  Priaulx,  of  The  Mount, 
Guernsey,  and  of  Mrs.  Priaulx. 
R.M.C.,  Sandhurst. 

Lieut-Colonel  Priaulx  received  his  Commission  in  1898,  and  joined  the 
3rd  Battalion  60th  Rifles.  He  served  throughout  the  South  African  War, 
being  present  at  the  Battles  of  Colenso,  Spion  Kop,  Tugela  Heights,  Laing's 
Nek,  and  at  the  Relief  of  Ladysmith.  He  was  mentioned  in  Despatches, 
and  in  1900  was  promoted  Captain.  After  peace  was  declared  he  went  with 
the  2nd  Battalion  to  India. 

He  left  for  France  in  August,  191 4,  with  the  ist  Division,  and  was 
dangerously  wounded  on  the  Marne  in  September.  The  following  year, 
while  in  command  of  the  2nd  Battalion,  he  was  again  severely  wounded  at 
Loos.  In  1916,  while  commanding  the  nth  Battalion,  which  captured  the 
village  of  Metz,  he  was  present  at  the  operations  near  Langemarck,  Creve- 
coeur,  and  Cambrai.  He  was  killed  on  March  24th,  191 8,  at  Voyennes  in 
the  St.  Quentin  offensive,  being  first  shot  through  the  shoulder  and  then 
killed  by  a  shell. 

In  March,  1917,  he  received  the  D.S.O.  "for  conspicuous  gallantry  and 
devotion  to  duty  while  in  command.  With  the  utmost  confidence  and 
determination  he  fought  his  Battalion  through  the  village,  overcoming  all 
obstacles  and  gaining  his  objectives.  He  set  a  magnificent  example 

A  Staff  Officer,  H.Q.  i8th  Corps,  wrote  :— 

"  On  March  24th,  191 8,  when  we  were  particularly  hard  pressed,  his 
Battalion  was  making  a  very  plucky  stand  at  Voyennes,  near  St.  Quentin  ; 
he  was  hit  through  the  shoulder  and  a  few  minutes  later  was  killed  by  a 
shell.  I  need  hardly  tell  you  what  a  tremendous  loss  he  was  to  the  Division. 
His  Battalion  loved  him  and  would  have  followed  him  anywhere.  A 
splendid  CO.   ...  he  did  not  seem  to  know  what  fear  was." 



Rifle  Brigade 
The  Headmaster's  11-15'  Aged  19  April  13th,  1917 

Eldest  son  of  Marmaduke  Francis  Ramsay  (O.H.),  Landowner  and 
J. P.  for  Kent,  of  Dane  Court,  Eastry,  Kent,  and  of  his  wife,  Alice  Ramsay. 
Cricket  XI,  19 15. 
R.M.C.,  Sandhurst,  1915. 

Captain  Ramsay  received  his  Commission  in  the  Rifle  Brigade  in 
January,  19 16,  joining  the  6th  Battalion  at  Sheerness.  Whilst  there  his 
Colonel  wrote  to  a  brother-officer  who  had  recommended  him :  "  Send  me 
along  some  more  of  that  sort,  he  is  just  the  fellow  one  wants."  He  went 
to  France  in  September,  1916,  joining  the  loth  Battalion.  He  was  made 
Sniping  Officer  almost  immediately  and  within  a  few  weeks  became 
Battalion  Intelligence  Officer,  Assistant  Adjutant,  and  Mess  President. 
In  the  following  December  he  was  promoted  Lieutenant  and  given  tem- 
porary command  of  a  Company  in  February,  19 17,  being  gazetted  Acting 
Captain  on  April  2nd.  Next  day,  on  April  3rd,  1917,  he  was  severely 
wounded  in  the  lung  whilst  his  Battalion  was  taking  Metz-en-Couture. 
He  was  carried  down  to  the  Casualty  Clearing  Station  at  Jray,  where,  in 
spite  of  the  greatest  care,  he  died  on  April  13th. 

The  General  commanding  the  Brigade  wrote  : — 

"The  Battalion  has  suffered  a  very  severe  loss  in  Jack.  Major 
Troughton,  who  has  been  commanding  for  some  time  in  the  absence  of 
Colonel  Lascelles,  always  had  a  good  word  to  tell  me  about  Jack,  whenever 
I  met  him.  The  fact  of  his  being  appointed  Assistant  Adjutant  and 
Battalion  Intelligence  Officer  within  a  few  weeks  of  his  joining  shows  you 
what  Colonel  Lascelles  thought  of  him." 

The  Major  commanding  the  loth  Battalion  Rifle  Brigade  wrote  : — 

"  I  can't  tell  you  how  much  we  all  miss  him ;  he  had  done  so  splendidly 
in  the  line  that  I  gave  him  a  Company  not  very  long  ago.  We  have  never 
had  a  more  gallant  and  plucky  Officer.  He  seemed  to  have  no  fear  what- 
ever under  any  sort  of  shell  or  machine-gun  fire,  and  the  men  followed 
him  anywhere.  I  heard  an  Officer  say  of  him  a  few  days  before  he  was  hit: 
*  Ramsay  chances  it  a  bit  too  much  sometimes,'  but,  as  I  am  sure  you 
know,  it  is  Officers  like  him  who  make  us  what  we  are." 


MAJOR   E.    E.    RICH,    D.S.O. 

Royal  Horse  Artillery 
Newlands  98'-oi'  Aged  33  December  ist,  1917 

Only  son  of  Evelyn  Rich,  Surgeon,  of  Beenham,  Marlow,  and  of  his 
wife,  Mary  Rich,  late  of  12  Wilton  Street,  Grosvenor  Square. 

Married,  in  1911,  Claire,  only  daughter  of  John  Deurance,  of  Cranmore 
Place,  Chislehurst. 

Major  Rich  joined  the  Hampshire  Artillery  Militia  in  1902,  and  served 
in  the  latter  part  of  the  South  African  War,  receiving  the  King's  Medal. 
From  1903  to  19 10  he  served  in  the  Royal  Field  Artillery,  and  in  191 1 
transferred  to  the  Horse  Artillery.  In  19 14  he  was  Adjutant  of  the  Shrop- 
shire Horse  Artillery  and  subsequently  took  command  of  B  Battery,  R.F.A., 
90th  Brigade,  which  he  took  to  France  in  July,  19 15.  He  was  then  pro- 
moted Major  and  given  command  of  U  Battery,  R.H.A.  He  was  shot  by 
a  sniper,  on  December  ist,  191 7,  when  observing  the  fire  of  his  Battery  in 
the  Battle  of  Cambrai,  and  died  of  his  wounds  on  the  same  day  at  the 
Casualty  Clearing  Station  at  Villers  Fau9on,  where  he  is  buried. 

He  was  awarded  the  D.S.O.  :  "For  continuous  good  work  as  Battery 
Commander  in  France,  including  the  Somme  offensive  in  July  and  August, 
1916,  in  the  20th  Division,  and  15th  September,  191 6,  and  onwards  in 
U  Battery,  R.H.A.  He  has  at  all  times  set  an  admirable  example  of 
courage  and  coolness  under  fire  and  has  kept  his  Battery  at  a  very  high 
pitch  of  efficiency." 

Major-General  J.  B.  Seely,  D.S.O.,  M.P.,  wrote  :— 

"  All  I  can  say  is  that  he  was  one  of  the  finest  young  Officers  I  have 
ever  met — that  his  courage  and  keenness  were  an  example  to  us  all,  and  we 
shall  never  forget  how  much  we  owe  him." 

Lieut.-Colonel  H.  Ricardo  wrote  : — 

"  He  was  such  a  fine  fellow  and  we  were  devoted  to  him.  He  was  the 
greatest  assistance  to  me,  and  I  sent  in  a  special  letter  about  him." 

Major  A.  Cunningham,  20th  Division,  R.F.A.,  wrote  : — 

"The  Regiment  can  ill  affiard  to  spare  Officers  such  as  he  was — the  best 
and  most  popular  Battery  Commander  I  know." 

The  Chaplain  wrote  : — 

"  He  was  the  very  ideal  of  a  gallant  soldier.  Every  Officer  and  man 
was  devoted  to  him,  he  did  so  much  for  us  all." 




Australian  Imperial  Force 
The  Park  97'-© i'  Aged  34  October  12th,  1917 

Eldest  son  of  the  late  Musgrave  Ridley  (O.H.),  Timber  Merchant,  of 
Newcastle-on-Tyne,  and  his  wife,  Emily  Ridley,  of  Burnside,  Cranleigh, 

Trinity  College,  Cambridge. 

Was  a  Timber  Merchant  for  six  years,  and  in  191 3  went  out  to  West 
Australia  to  farm. 

Lieutenant  Ridley,  who  was  in  Australia  when  the  War  broke  out, 
joined  the  Australian  Infantry  and  came  to  England  in  March,  191 7,  with 
his  Regiment,  after  training  in  Australia.  He  went  to  France  in  May, 
1 917,  and  was  present  at  the  Battle  of  Messines  Ridge  and  various  other 
engagements.  He  came  home  on  leave  in  September,  1917,  and,  on  his 
return  to  France  shortly  afterwards,  was  killed  by  a  shell  which  burst  at  his 
feet,  in  the  early  morning  of  October  12th,  191 7,  near  Zonnebeke. 

A  brother-officer  wrote  : — 

"  He  was  without  doubt  the  best  loved  man  in  the  Battalion.  Officers 
and  men  alike  loved,  admired,  and  respected  him.  He  was  one  of  the 
bravest  and  straightest  men  I  ever  met — a  gentleman  always,  in  every  way. 
The  Battalion  has  had  many  popular,  and  many  efficient  Officers,  but  I 
know  of  no  other  Officer  who  was  everything  an  Officer  should  be,  from 
the  point  of  view  of  the  CO.,  the  Company  Commander,  the  N.C.O.'s, 
and  the  men,  and  yet  was  popular  with  them  all." 

Another  wrote  : — 

*'  I  can  safely  say  no  more  popular  Officer  ever  joined  the  Battalion, 
and  his  death  came  as  a  very  heavy  blow  to  us  all.  Loved  by  the  Officers 
and  worshipped  by  the  men,  he  did  his  duty  nobly  and  died  a  soldier  and 
a  man." 

Another  wrote  : — 

"Henry  was  one  of  the  whitest  men  you  could  find  anywhere  and  was 
always  loved  wherever  he  went.  His  men  here  are  all  universal  in  their 
praise  and  appreciation  of  him  as  an  Officer." 




Royal  West  Surrey  Regiment 
The  Knoll  98^-03'  Aged  33  December  27th,  1917 

Second  son  of  Edward  Ridpath,  of  210  Adelaide  Road,  Hampstead, 
and  of  his  wife,  Ellen  Georgiana  Ridpath. 

Admitted  Associate  of  the  Institute  of  Chartered  Accountants  in  1910, 
and  became  partner  in  the  firm  of  Wright,  Wake,  Price  &  Co.,  Chartered 
Accountants,  in  1914. 

Lieutenant  Ridpath  joined  the  Artists  Rifles  in  September,  1914,  and 
was  gazetted  2nd  Lieutenant  in  the  Royal  West  Surrey  Regiment  in 
November,  191 6.  He  left  England  for  Palestine  in  the  following  June  and 
was  killed  in  action  at  Ras-ez-Za  on  December  27th,  1917,  during  the 
Turkish  attempt  to  recapture  Jerusalem. 

Lieut.-Colonel  S.  D.  Roper  wrote  to  his  mother  : — 

"Your  son  was  most  conspicuous  in  repelling  a  strong  Turkish  attack 
on  December  27th,  when  he  was  shot  through  the  head  and  killed  instan- 
taneously. We  have  buried  him  in  our  little  military  cemetery  on  the 
Mount  of  Olives,  in  view  of  the  scene  of  his  gallant  defence." 

His  Colonel  wrote  to  his  mother  : — 

"All  ranks  of  this  Battalion  grieve  over  the  loss  of  a  splendid  fellow." 


CAPTAIN    P.  V.    ROSE 

Oxfordshire  and  Buckinghamshire  Light  Infantry 
Druries  833-843  Aged  48  April  25th,  191 7 

Eldest  son  of  Sir  Philip  Frederick  Rose,  Bart.  (O.H,),  of  Rayners, 
Penn,  Bucks,  and  of  Lady  Rose. 

Solicitor  and  Partner  in  his  father's  Firm  of  Rose  &  Co. 

Solicitor  to  the  L.B.  &  S.C.  Railway  Co. 

Married,  in  1899,  Maude  Winifred,  daughter  of  William  Gillilan,  of 
Palace  Gate,  and  leaves  a  son  and  two  daughters. 

Captain  Rose  had  served  for  ten  years  in  the  old  Royal  Bucks  (King's 
Own)  Militia,  retiring  as  Captain.  When  the  War  broke  out  he  offered 
his  services  as  an  old  Militia  Officer  and  was  gazetted  Captain  in  the  7th 
Oxfordshire  and  Buckinghamshire  Light  Infantry,  but  was  immediately 
seconded  for  Staff  work  and  became  Staff  Captain  of  the  63rd  Infantry 
Brigade  (21st  Division),  and  was  for  some  months  Acting  Brigade-Major. 

He  went  to  France  with  the  21st  Division  in  September,  191 5,  in  which 
month  his  Division  took  part  in  the  attack  on  Hill  70  in  the  Battle  of  Loos. 
He  was  hit  in  the  right  thigh  when  going  back  to  bring  up  the  64th  Brigade 
and  left  lying  on  the  ground  during  the  night.  He  was  persistently  fired 
at  by  a  German  sniper,  who  succeeded  in  again  wounding  him  in  the  right 
arm,  which  had  later  to  be  amputated.  For  fifteen  months  he  was  a  prisoner 
of  war,  principally  at  Aix-la-Chapelle.  In  December,  191 6,  he  was  exchanged, 
but  died  on  April  25th,  1917,  from  heart  failure,  whilst  under  chloroform 
during  an  operation  to  straighten  his  distorted  feet,  at  the  Military  Ortho- 
paedic Hospital,  Shepherd's  Bush. 

Captain  Vardy,  who  was  attached  to  the  Staff  of  the  63rd  Brigade  at  the 
Battle  of  Loos,  wrote  : — 

"  I  counted  him  amongst  my  few  very  real  friends,  and  there  is  not  one 
of  us  who  knew  him  in  the  early  days  of  this  awful  War  but  will  be  deeply 
grieved  at  his  loss." 



Highland  Light  Infantry 
Druries  o6'-io=  Aged  24  November  2nd,  1917 

Second  son  of  Sir  Joshua  T.  Rowley  (O.H.),  5th  Bart.,  of  Tendrlng 
Hall,  Stoke-by-Nayland,  and  Holbecks,  Hadleigh,  Suffolk,  and  of  the 
Hon.  Lady  Rowley. 

Spent  some  time  in  France  and  Germany,  and  was  then  for  two  years 
at  Messrs.  Barclays  Bank  in  Ipswich  and  London,  during  which  time  he 
raised  a  Company  of  Territorials  in  Hadleigh,  Suffolk. 

Captain  Rowley  joined  the  Suffolk  Regiment  (T.F.)  in  1912  ;  he  was 
mobilized  with  his  Regiment  on  the  outbreak  of  the  War  and  accompanied 
the  1/5  Suffolk  Regiment  to  the  Dardanelles,  landing  at  Suvla  Bay  in  July, 
191 5.  He  went  through  the  Gallipoli  campaign  and  for  his  services 
received  a  Commission  as  Captain  in  the  Highland  Light  Infantry,  but 
continued  to  serve  with  his  old  Regiment.  In  December,  191 5,  he  went 
to  Egypt,  and  it  was  at  the  Battle  of  Gaza  on  November  2nd,  19 17,  that 
he  was  killed,  while  leading  his  men  into  action. 

His  Colonel  wrote  : — 

"  I  am  most  awfully  cut  up.  He  died,  as  you  would  have  wished,  at 
the  head  of  his  men." 

His  first  Colonel,  who  was  with  him  in  Gallipoli,  wrote  : — 

"One  of  the  best  who  ever  had  to  lead  men — I  always  found  him 
dependable  as  a  rock."  ^ 

A  brother-officer  wrote  : — 

"  You  can  have  no  idea  how  we  miss  him,  his  death  has  made  a  vacancy 
which  no  one  else  can  quite  fill.     Everybody  in  the  Battalion  loved  him." 

Another  wrote  : — 

"  He  will  always  be  remembered  as  one  of  the  best  Officers  that  ever 
breathed.     He  was  absolutely  adored  by  the  men  of  his  Company." 

The  Chaplain  of  his  Battalion  wrote : — 

"He  was  the  most  popular  Officer  in  the  Battalion.  Words  cannot 
express  our  sorrow." 




MAJOR   THE    HON.    R.    N.    D.    RYDER 

Sfh  Hussars 
The  Headmaster's  97'-oo"  Aged  34  November  30th,  191 7 

Youngest  son  of  the  fourth  Earl  of  Harrowby  (O.H.),  and  of  his  wife 
Susan,  daughter  of  the  late  Villiers  Dent,  and  brother  of  the  present  Earl. 

Married,  in  1908,  Beryl,  only  daughter  of  C.  H.  Angus,  of  South 
Australia,  and  leaves  a  twin  boy  and  girl. 

Major  Ryder  went  direct  from  Harrow  to  join  the  4th  North  Stafford- 
shire Militia  in  the  South  African  War  and  received  his  Commission  in 
the  8th  Hussars  in  1900.  He  received  the  Queen's  and  King's  Medals 
with  five  clasps.  In  1905  he  went  to  South  Australia  as  A.D.C.  to  Sir 
G.  R.  le  Hunte,  returning  to  England  in  1908.  He  was  Adjutant  to  the 
Norfolk  Yeomanry  from  1909  to  19 13. 

He  went  to  the  Front  with  his  Regiment  in  October,  19 14,  and  re- 
mained there  for  three  years,  until  his  death  on  November  30th,  191 7. 
He  was  killed  instantaneously  by  a  sniper  while  holding  up  a  big  enemy 
attack  just  after  the  Germans  had  broken  through  at  Gouzeaucourt.  For 
fourteen  months  before  his  death  he  had  been  in  command  of  a  Squadron. 
He  was  buried  just  south  of  Gouzeaucourt. 

Colonel  Mort  wrote  : — 

"  He  led  his  Squadron  most  gallantly  through  heavy  machine  gun  and 
shell  fire  and  took  up  a  position  and  stopped  a  big  German  attack.  The 
whole  Squadron  did  wonderfully  well,  and  '  the  Babe '  set  them  a  splendid 
example.    I  have  lost  a  great  personal  friend  as  well  as  a  very  fine  Officer." 

A  brother-officer  wrote  : — 

"  I  was  with  him  until  just  before  he  was  killed,  and  all  through  the 
rather  trying  half-hour  that  we  had  he  was  perfectly  cool  and  showed  abso- 
lutely no  sense  of  fear.  It  was  his  gallant  leading  that  got  us  there  just  in 
time  to  stop  a  Bosch  attack,  and  we  all  sincerely  hope  that  he  will  receive 
some  recognition  for  his  services.  All  the  men  of  the  Squadron  volun- 
teered to  get  his  body  in,  and  I  am  afraid  that  both  Officers  and  men  broke 
down  when  he  was  brought  in." 

Another  wrote  : — 

"  The  world  is  much  the  poorer  for  his  going,  but  he  will  leave  it  the 
better  for  his  work  in  it." 


CAPTAIN    M.    E.    H.    SCHIFF 

Suffolk  Regimeni 
Moretons  02"-07'  ^Z'^'^  ^^  September  25th,  1917 

Only  son  of  the  late  Hermann  SchlfF  and  of  Mrs.  Schiff,  of  14  Hyde 
Park  Square. 

Scholar  of  Jesus  College,  Cambridge,  1907.  ist  Class  History  Tripos, 
Part  I,  1909  ;  ist  Class  Law  Tripos,  B.A.,  LL.B.,  1910. 

Was  articled  to  Messrs.  Stephenson,  Harwood  &  Co.,  Solicitors,  and  in 
1 91 3,  after  qualifying  as  a  Solicitor  in  the  ist  Class,  he  re-entered  this  Firm. 

Captain  Schiff  joined  the  Inns  of  Court  O.T.C.  soon  after  the  outbreak 
of  the  War,  and  on  receiving  his  Commission  in  the  Suffolk  Regiment  was 
for  a  time  Musketry  Officer  at  Hythe.  In  January,  191 7,  having  by  then 
been  promoted  to  the  rank  of  Captain,  he  went  to  the  Front.  On  Sep- 
tember 25th,  191 7,  he  led  his  Company  in  a  raid  at  Gouzeaucourt,  during 
which  he  was  seriously  wounded,  and  was  reported  '  missing '  from  that 
date.     His  death  has  now  been  presumed. 

His  Colonel,  who  has  since  been  killed,  wrote  : — 

"  The  whole  Regiment  is  very  much  upset  about  it,  and  I  myself 
especially  so.  He  was  a  very  gallant,  efficient,  and  dependable  Officer. 
He  was  loyalty  itself,  and  1  had  only  to  express  a  wish  and  the  work  was 
done.  I  shall  miss  him  horribly,  for  he  was  a  real  friend,  as  well  as  my 
best  Company  Commander.  He  died  at  the  head  of  his  men,  by  whom  he 
was  not  only  respected  but  beloved,  at  the  moment  of  success,  and  I 
know  that  that  is  the  death  he  would  have  chosen." 



li/  {Royal)  Dragoons 
Rcndalls  09^-14-  Aged  21  November  20th,  191  7 

Elder    son    of   Major  C.   T.   Scott,    of  Buckland    Manor,    Broadway, 
Worcestershire,  and  of  Mrs.   Scott. 
R.M.C.,  Sandhurst,  1914. 

Lieutenant  Scott  received  his  Commission  in  the  Royals  in  December, 
1914,  and,  after  training  with  the  Cavalry  Reserve  at  York,  was  sent 
with  his  Regiment  to  France  in  October,  191 5.  In  October,  191 6,  he  was 
attached  to  the  Cavalry  Corps  Signals  and  worked  with  that  unit  until  his 

On  November  20th,  191 7,  the  O.C.  Cavalry  Corps  Signals  was  asked  to 
choose  a  specially  good  Officer  to  command  a  party  to  lay  a  telegraph  cable 
forward,  as  close  as  possible  behind  the  attacking  infantry,  for  the  use  of 
the  Cavalry  Corps  in  its  subsequent  advance.  Lieutenant  C.  B.  Scott  was 
chosen  as  the  most  capable  and  dependable  Officer,  He  had  four  miles  to 
go  beyond  our  original  front  line  and  had  covered  a  mile  when  he  was  hit 
by  a  piece  of  shell  in  the  back  and  shoulders  and  died  soon  afterwards 
without  recovering  consciousness.  But  he  had  already  organized  his  par- 
ticular work  so  well  that  his  sergeant  was  able  to  carry  on,  and  that  work 
proved  invaluable  afterwards. 

The  CO.  of  his  Signals  Unit  wrote  : — 

"The  debt  of  gratitude  that  I  owed  him  can  never  be  repaid.  .  .  .  He 
will  remain  an  example  for  us  to  admire  and  respect,  and  we  shall  always 
love  his  memory." 

A  brother-officer  wrote  : — 

"*  Bunny'  was  loved  by  Officers,  N.C.O.'s,  and  men,  and  his  loss  is 
deeply  deplored.  He  was  a  first-rate  Officer  in  every  respect  and  one  of 
the  sort  we  are  proud  to  have  in  the  Royals." 

The  Colonel  of  the  Royal  Dragoons  wrote  : — 

"  We  all  loved  '  Bunny '  ;  he  was  such  a  charming  companion,  and  I 
held  him  in  great  esteem  as  a  very  good  young  Officer." 

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South  Lancashire  Regiment  {attached  R.F.C.) 
Moretons  ii»-i5'  Aged  20  August  nth,  191 7 

Youngest  son  of  the  late  Joseph  Snowden,  and  of  Mrs.  Snowden,  of 
The  Chantrey,  Stanmore,  Middlesex. 
R.M.C.,  Sandhurst. 

Lieutenant  Snowden  was  gazetted  to  the  South  Lancashire  Regiment  in 
January,  1 916,  and  went  to  France  with  the  2nd  Battalion  in  the  following 
September.  In  May,  191 7,  he  returned  to  England  in  order  to  become  an 
Observer  in  the  Royal  Flying  Corps.  After  training  at  Brooklands  he 
returned  to  France  in  July,  19 17,  and  on  the  31st  of  that  month  was 
wounded  in  the  arm  by  a  land  gun,  whilst  flying  over  the  German  lines. 
He  was  brought  at  once  to  England,  but  died  in  hospital  on  August  nth, 




Rifle  Brigade 
Druries  oi3-o6'  Aged  30  April  8th,  1918 

Only  son  of  the  late  Major-General  the  Hon.  Alexander  Stewart  (O.H.), 
and  of  his  wife,  now  Mrs.  Basil  Anstruther,  of  36  Lennox  Gardens,  S.W. 

R.M.C.,  Sandhurst. 

Married,  in  19 14,  Mollie,  elder  daughter  of  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Riversdale 
Grenfell,  of  Welwyn,  and  leaves  two  sons. 

Lieut.-Colonel  Stewart,  on  passing  out  of  Sandhurst,  entered  the  Rifle 
Brigade.  He  went  to  France  in  May,  1915,  as  Adjutant  of  the  7th  Battalion 
and  took  part  in  the  Battle  of  Hooge.  In  February,  1916,  he  became 
Brigade-Major  of  the  41st  Brigade,  and  in  the  following  June  was  awarded 
the  Military  Cross.  In  June,  1 916,  he  was  given  command  of  the  8th 
Battalion,  but  was  wounded  almost  immediately  afterwards  in  the  Battle  of 
the  Somme.  He  was  mentioned  in  Despatches  in  January,  1917.  On 
returning  to  France  after  an  interval  of  six  months  he  was  given  command 
of  the  13th  Battalion,  and,  after  taking  part  in  the  Battle  of  Arras,  he  was 
again  mentioned  in  Despatches  and  awarded  the  D.S.O.  He  was  killed  on 
April  8th,  1 91 8,  by  a  sniper  near  Gommecourt. 

His  Divisional  General  wrote  : — 

"  He  was  beloved  by  his  Battalion,  which  he  had  raised — both  Officers 
and  men — to  a  very  high  level  of  efficiency.  His  loss  is  irreparable  to  us  all, 
and  the  Army  has  lost  a  brilliant  leader,  just  on  the  threshold  of  his  career. 
I  shall  always  be  grateful  to  him  for  the  magnificent  example  he  set  to  his 
Battalion,  and  to  the  whole  Division,  of  what  a  Commanding  Officer 
should  be." 

His  Adjutant  wrote  : — 

"  The  men  in  the  Battalion  simply  worshipped  him,  and,  as  I  went  round 
the  following  morning,  every  single  man  expressed  his  sorrow  at  losing  the 
best  Commanding  Officer  they  had  ever  had." 

A  brother-officer  wrote: — 

"  We  do  not  presume  to  praise  him,  we  adored  him,  and  our  Mess  never 
seemed  complete  without  him." 

Another  wrote  : — 

"  The  Colonel's  personality  and  charm  of  manner  made  him  beloved  by 
everyone  who  came  in  contact  with  him.  His  place  in  the  Battalion  can 
never  be  filled  by  anyone,  for  no  one  could  be  the  same." 


CAPTAIN    W.    N.    STONE,  V.C. 

Royal  Fusiliers 
The  Headmaster's  06^-10'  Aged  25  November  30th,  191 7 

Fifth  and  youngest  son  of  Edward  Stone,  Solicitor,  and  of  his  wife, 
Emily  Frances  Stone,  nee  Mieville. 

Pembroke  College,  Cambridge,  19 10. 

On  leaving  Cambridge  went  to  Regina,  Canada,  and  afterwards  to 
Toronto,  where  he  studied  land  surveying. 

Captain  Stone  returned  to  England  from  Canada  on  the  outbreak  of  the 
War  and  joined  the  Inns  of  Court  O.T.C.  in  November,  1914.  The 
following  month  he  went  to  the  R.M.C.,  Sandhurst,  and  was  gazetted  to 
the  3rd  Royal  Fusiliers  in  May,  191 5.  He  became  Lieutenant  in  March, 
1916,  and  Acting  Captain  in  the  following  November. 

He  left  for  France  in  September,  19 15,  and  four  months  afterwards 
was  appointed  Acting  Staff  Captain  to  the  5th  Brigade  H.Q. 

He  was  killed  in  action  between  Bourlon  Wood  and  Mceuvres,  during 
the  Battle  of  Cambrai,  on  November  30th,  19 17,  and  for  his  conduct  on 
that  day  was  awarded  the  Victoria  Cross. 

The  following  appeared  in  the  "London  Gazette  Supplement,"  February 
13th,  1918  :— 

"  The  King  has  been  pleased  to  approve  of  the  award  of  the  Victoria 
Cross  to  the  following  Officer  :  Lt.  (A/Capt.)  Walter  Napleton  Stone,  late 
R.  Fusiliers.  For  most  conspicuous  bravery  when  in  command  of  a  Com- 
pany in  an  isolated  position,  1000  yards  in  front  of  the  main  line,  and 
overlooking  the  enemy's  position.  He  observed  the  enemy  massing  for  an 
attack  and  afforded  invaluable  information  to  Battalion  Headquarters.  He 
was  ordered  to  withdraw  his  Company,  leaving  a  rearguard  to  cover  the 
withdrawal.  The  attack  developing  with  unexpected  speed.  Captain  Stone 
sent  three  Platoons  back  and  remained  with  the  rearguard  himself.  He 
stood  on  the  parapet  with  the  telephone  under  a  tremendous  bombardment, 
observing  the  enemy,  and  continued  to  send  back  valuable  information  until 
the  wire  was  cut  by  his  orders.  The  rearguard  was  eventually  surrounded 
and  cut  to  pieces,  and  Captain  Stone  was  seen  fighting  to  the  last,  till  he 
was  shot  through  the  head.  The  extraordinary  coolness  of  this  heroic 
Officer  and  the  accuracy  of  his  information  enabled  dispositions  to  be  made 
just  in  time  to  save  the  line  and  avert  disaster." 


2ND    LIEUTENANT   T.    S.  V.    STONEY 

Irish  Guards 
Elmfield  123-163  Aged  19  October  9th,  1 9 1 7 

Eldest  son  of  Robert  Vesey  Stoney,  of  Rosturk  Castle,  Westport,  Co. 
Mayo,  Ireland,  and  of  Mrs.  Stoney. 

Monitor,  191 6.     Head  of  his  House. 
Matriculated  at  Oriel  College,  Oxford. 

2nd  Lieutenant  Stoney,  on  leaving  School,  obtained  a  Commission  in  the 
Irish  Guards  and  went  to  France  in  September,  191 7.  He  was  killed  less 
than  three  weeks  after,  on  October  9th,  leading  his  Platoon  in  an  attack  on 
the  German  lines  near  Polygon  Wood. 

Colonel  PoUok,  Irish  Guards,  wrote  : — 

"He  was  a  good,  keen  boy,  and  would  have  made  a  splendid  soldier. 
I  saw  him  just  before  he  was  killed,  and  just  before  we  reached  our  final 
objective.  He  was  full  of  keenness  and  excitement,  and  was  doing  splen- 
didly. .  .  .  He  was  killed  instantaneously  near  Polygon  Wood,  leading  his 
Platoon,  and  died  a  very  gallant  death." 

He  left  a  letter  to  his  parents,  to  be  posted  in  case  of  his  death,  of  which 
the  following  is  a  part : — 

"  I  am  going  into  the  line  to-night ;  to-morrow  at  6  a.m.  I  go  over  the 
top.  The  1st  Battalion  Irish  Guards  have  the  honour  of  taking  the  furthest 
objectives.  ...  At  the  present  moment  I  feel  perfectly  happy.  I  know  that 
God  will  be  with  me  during  the  attack,  to  help,  guide,  and  comfort  me,  and, 
if  He  sees  fit,  protect  me  from  all  harm  and  danger.  I  know  that  if  I  die 
1  shall  go  to  my  Father's  House,  and  be  there  before  Him  till  you  come  ; 
and  that  in  case  of  my  death  He  will  comfort  you.  .  .  .  This  knowledge 
is  enough  for  any  man,  and  I  thank  you  and  Him  for  it." 


LIEUTENANT   D.   C.    SYKES,    M.C. 
Kings  Own  Scottish  Borderers 

West  Acre  05'-o8-  Aged  26  July  26th,  1917 

Second  son  of  Walter  Sykes,  of  The  Drewitts,  Warninglid,  Sussex, 
and  of  Mrs.  Sykes. 

At  the  outbreak  of  the  War  Lieutenant  Sykes  was  in  the  Essex 
Yeomanry,  but  was  invalided  out  on  account  of  an  operation.  He  subse- 
quently obtained  a  Commission  in  the  Border  Regiment  in  November, 
191 5,  and  went  to  France  in  the  following  July.  He  was  wounded  for  the 
first  time  in  August,  191 6,  and,  returning  to  France  six  months  later,  was 
again  wounded  in  July,  1917,  when  taking  part  in  a  raid  on  the  enemy 
trenches.     He  died  of  his  wounds  at  La  Panne  on  July  26th,  1917. 

The  services  for  which  he  received  his  M.C.  were  thus  described  : — 
"  During  an  attack  his  Battalion  was  held  up  by  heavy  rifle  and  machine 
gun  fire  from  a  strong  post.  He  at  once  reformed  and  reorganized  his 
Platoon  and  attacked  the  post  in  a  most  gallant  manner.  He  was  the  first 
to  enter  the  strong  post  and  personally  accounted  for  five  of  the  enemy." 

Lieut-Colonel  Girdwood  wrote  : — 

"  He  was  hit  in  the  head  by  a  bit  of  a  bomb.  .  .  .  He  is  a  *  tough  nut ' 
and  will  be  all  right  soon,  though  you  will  have  him  home  for  some  months, 
as  head  wounds  are  nasty  things.  His  party  did  very  well,  and  he  trained 
them,  so  he  will  be  pleased.  He  is  a  fine  boy,  a  good  soldier,  and  very 
plucky.     I  shall  miss  him  very  much." 

A  brother-officer  wrote  : — 

"  It  was  only  this  morning  that  I  heard  of  poor  old  Bill's  death  ;  it 
came  as  a  great  shock  to  me,  as  I  heard  he  was  getting  on  well.  ...  It  may 
ease  things  to  know  that  Bill  died  doing  his  duty  as  few  men  do  it,  and  I 
can  say  that  there  was  not  a  man  in  the  Company  who  would  not  have 
followed  him  anywhere  and  considered  it  a  favour  to  be  chosen  by  him  for 
any  special  job." 

His  House  Master  wrote  of  him  whilst  at  Harrow  : — 
"  I  hear  nothing  but  good  of  him,  and  such  a  boy  is  invaluable  in  a 
house.     A  good,  straight,  honest  gentleman,  of  whom  you  may  be  justi- 
fiably proud." 



2ND    LIEUTENANT    L.    C.    S.    TATHAM 

Royal  Air  Force 
The  Knoll,  I03-I2'  Aged  22  January  loth,  1918 

Second  son  of  the  late  Stanley  Tatham,  of  Branksome  Park,  Bourne- 
mouth West,  and  of  his  wife,  Frances  Emma  Constance  Tatham,  of 
2  St.  George's  Court,  Gloucester  Road,  S.W. 

Trinity  College,  Cambridge. 

2nd  Lieutenant  Tatham,  who  on  account  of  ill-health  had  previously  only 
been  able  to  do  Red  Cross  work  in  England  and  France,  joined  the  Royal  Air 
Force  in  June,  191 7,  getting  his  *  Wings'  in  the  following  December.  He 
went  to  France  in  October,  1917.  On  January  loth,  191 8,  he  had  been 
taking  observations  over  the  German  lines,  when  he  was  hit  by  a  shell  and 
fell  on  Vimy  Ridge. 

His  Major  wrote  : — 

"  He  was  keen  and  thoroughly  conscientious  in  all  his  jobs  and  was 
doing  very  well  indeed  at  Observing.  I  could  trust  him  always  to  try  his 
hardest  to  carry  out  his  work.  He  is  a  great  loss  to  our  Squadron  and  our 
Mess,  in  which  he  was  universally  liked.  We  are  all  sorry  to  lose  him, 
and  we  now  honour  his  memory  and  keep  him  in  our  thoughts  as  one  of 
our  heroes." 

His  Flight  Commander  wrote  : — 

"  I  felt  his  loss  keenly,  his  cheerfulness  and  example  were  a  lesson  to 
us  all." 


CAPTAIN    S.    B.    TUBES 

Gloucestershire  Regiment 

High  Street  09-12'  Aged  23  August  22nd,  1917 

Second  son  of  Percy  Burnell  Tubbs,  F.R.I.B.A.,  and  past  President 
of  the  Society  of  Architects,  of  2  Moore  Street,  Cadogan  Square,  S.W., 
and  of  his  wife,  Alice  Maude  Tubbs. 

Fives  Pair. 

Joined  his  grandfather's  business,  Messrs.  Tubbs,  Lewis  &  Co.,  of 
29-30  Noble  Street,  E.C,  and  Wotton-under-Edge,  Gloucestershire. 

Captain  Tubbs  joined  the  5th  Gloucestershire  Regiment  as  a  Private  in 
September,  1914,  and  received  his  Commission  about  a  month  later  in  the 
2/5  Battalion  of  that  Regiment.  He  went  to  the  Front  with  his  Battalion 
in  May,  191 6,  having  been  promoted  to  the  rank  of  Captain.  At  the  end 
of  1 9 16,  after  being  recommended  for  the  M.C.,  he  was  invalided  home 
with  trench  fever  and  rheumatism,  but  returned  to  the  Front  in  May,  191 7, 
where  he  acted  as  Adjutant  till  the  following  August,  when  he  was  given 
charge  of  the  newly  re-formed  D  Company.  He  was  instantaneously  killed 
by  a  shell  on  August  22nd,  191 7,  four  miles  in  front  of  Ypres,  and  was 
buried  in  the  cemetery  at  Ypres. 

The  Second-in-Command  of  his  Battalion  wrote  : — 

"  The  loss  to  the  Battalion  is  greater  than  I  can  describe  to  you,  and  I 
feel  we  can  never  replace  him.  He  was  loved  by  all,  both  Officers  and 
men,  and  we  have  never  had  in  this  Battalion,  since  it  was  formed,  a  more 
popular,  sounder,  or  more  cheerful  Officer  than  he  was.  He  was  given  a 
new  Company  to  form,  less  than  six  weeks  ago,  and  it  is  already  acknow- 
ledged by  all  to  be  quite  the  best  in  the  Battalion,  which  says  a  great  deal 
for  his  powers  of  leadership  and  control  of  men.  .  .  .  His  Company  did 
wonderfully  good  work,  as  did  the  rest  of  his  Regiment." 

Colonel  the  Hon.  B.  Bathurst  wrote  to  his  father  : — 

"  The  letter  from  the  Second-in-Command  is  perfectly  correct,  and  there 
could  never  be  a  more  popular  or  cheery  Officer  than  was  your  son.  From 
the  day  he  joined  the  Battalion  to  the  day  I  handed  over  the  command  I 
have  nothing  but  the  most  pleasant  and  affectionate  memories  of  him,  as 
the  keenest  and  most  charming  of  brother-officers." 

A  brother-officer  wrote  : — 

"  The  Company  has  had  a  very  serious  blow  in  his  death,  and  they  all 
feel  it  terribly.  If  you  could  only  see  the  expression  of  sympathy  by  the 
men  of  this  Company  I  think  you  would  feel  very  proud  of  him." 


CADET   A.    J.   TURNER 

Garrison  Officer  Cadet  Battalion 

The  Park  1 1 3- 1 4^  Aged  19  July  31st,  1917 

Only  son  of  Arthur  William  Turner  (O.H.),  of  Fitzroy,  Norton  Fitz- 
warren,  Taunton,  and  of  Mrs.  Turner. 
R.M.C.,  Sandhurst,  1915. 

Cadet  Turner  was  obliged  to  leave  Sandhurst  owing  to  ill-health.  He 
was  on  sick  leave  for  over  a  year,  after  which  time  he  was  sent  by  the  War 
Office  to  complete  his  training  at  Cambridge,  for  garrison  duty  at  home. 
He  thereupon  joined  the  Garrison  Officer  Cadet  Battalion  at  Cambridge, 
where,  after  being  in  hospital  for  over  four  months,  he  died  of  blood- 
poisoning  on  July  31st,  1 91 7. 

Lieut.-Colonel  Cradock,  G.O.C.B,,  wrote  to  his  father : — 
"  I  write  to  tell  you  how  deeply  grieved  I  am  to  hear  of  the  death  of 
your  son,  and  to  express  the  deepest  sympathy  of  myself  and  all  ranks  of 
this  Battalion  with  you  and  your  family  in  your  great  loss.     Whilst  here 
your  son  was  most  popular  with  all  his  comrades." 



Kings  Royal  Rifles 

Moretons  8+^-86'  Aged  47  August  5th,  191 7 

Last  surviving  of  the  four  sons  of  W.  H.  Watson,  of  Burnopfield 
House,  Durham,  and  of  Mrs.  Watson. 

Trinity  Hall,  Cambridge  :    B.A.  1892,  M.A.  1899. 

Managing  Director  of  the  Hamsterley  Colliery,  the  property  of  his 

Married,  in  1901,  Virginia,  daughter  of  Captain  Ellis  Brooke  Cunliffe, 
of  Petton  Park,  Shropshire,  and  leaves  a  son  and  a  daughter. 

Major  Watson  was  given  a  Commission  in  September,  1914,  in  the 
Remount  Department.  A  year  later  he  transferred  to  the  21st  King's 
Royal  Rifles,  *  Yeoman  Rifles,'  and  went  to  France  in  May,  191 6.  He  was 
wounded  in  the  following  September,  at  the  Battle  of  the  Somme,  during 
the  attack  on  Flers.  He  rejoined  his  Battalion  in  April,  191 7,  and  com- 
manded a  Company  in  the  Battle  of  Messines  in  the  June  of  that  year. 
He  was  mortally  wounded  by  a  shell  on  August  5th,  191 7,  and  died  four 
hours  later. 

A  brother-ofllicer  wrote  : — 

"  It  needs  no  words  of  mine  to  tell  you  how  much  the  Regiment 
will  miss  him  as  an  Ofiicer,  or  we  who  served  with  him  as  a  friend. 
Some  day  I  would  like  again  to  meet  your  boy  and  to  tell  him  something 
of  his  father  as  we  knew  him  in  France — of  the  thoroughness  of  all  he  did, 
of  his  care  and  pride  in  his  men,  and  of  his  unfailing  kindness  to  and 
understanding  of  the  younger  Officers  who  served  under  him." 

Another  wrote: — 

"We  are  all  so  sorry.  He  was  a  fine  chap,  and  there  was  not  a  more 
stout-hearted  man  serving  the  King." 

Another  wrote : — 

"  We  all  admired  him  for  his  pluck  and  endurance  in  the  trying  days 
after  the  7th  of  June.  The  way  he  worked  and  the  cheerfulness  he  showed 
were  amazing." 

Another  wrote : — 

"  I  never  knew  anyone  so  bold  and  with  such  a  fine  sense  of  duty.  He 
loved  his  men,  and  his  only  thought  was  always  for  them." 

Another  wrote:  — 

"I  do  not  think  a  braver  man  ever  lived,  or  one  that  despised  personal 
danger  more." 



LIEUTENANT   F.    ST.    G.    C.    WESTBY 

Royal  Field  Artillery 
West  Acre  o3'-o7'  Aged  28  September  23rd,  1917 

Eldest  son  of  Francis  Vandeleur  Westby,  J.P.,  D.L.,  of  Roebuck  Castle, 
Dundrum,  Co.  Dublin,  and  of  Mrs.  Westby. 

Trinity  College,  Cambridge  :  B.A.  191 1.  Studied  for  the  Diplomatic 
Service  in  France  and  Germany. 

Lieutenant  Westby  joined  the  Royal  Field  Artillery  in  November,  1914, 
as  2nd  Lieutenant,  and  was  appointed  temporary  Captain  in  July,  191 5, 
and  permanent  Lieutenant  in  June,  191 6.  He  accompanied  the  59th 
Division  to  France  in  March,  1917,  and  was  constantly  in  action  with  his 
Battery,  which  on  several  occasions  he  commanded.  He  was  killed  by  a 
shell  on  September  23rd,  1917,  when  changing  position  on  the  Cambridge 
Road,  east  of  Ypres,  during  the  third  Battle  of  Ypres. 



ColdstreafH  Guards 

The  Headmaster's  H--15-  Aged  20  March  28th,  1918 

Secoi^d  son  of  the  late  Walter  Whetstone,  Solicitor,  of  Shirley  Lodge, 
Knighton,  Leicester,  and  of  Lady  Hiley,  of  Beechfield,  Edgbaston. 
Won  the  Yates  Thompson  Prize. 
R.M.C.,  Sandhurst,  191 5. 

Lieutenant  Whetstone  was  gazetted  to  the  Coldstream  Guards  in  Decem- 
ber, 19 1 5,  and  went  to  the  Front  in  the  following  July.  He  was  severely 
wounded  in  the  Battle  of  the  Somme  in  September,  1916,  but  returned  to 
the  Front  a  year  later  and  took  part  in  the  fighting  at  Cambrai  and  the  re- 
capture of  Gouzeaucourt  in  December,  191 7. 

He  was  in  action  with  his  Battalion  from  March  21st,  191 8,  until  the 
evening  of  March  28th,  when,  shortly  after  taking  over  the  command  of 
his  Company,  he  was  killed  by  a  shell  a  few  miles  south  of  Arras. 

His  Colonel  wrote: — 

"  He  is  a  very  great  loss  to  the  Regiment,  and  we  can  ill  afford  to  lose 
men  like  him,  both  as  a  soldier  and  a  brother-officer.  I,  of  course,  saw  a 
great  deal  of  him  when  he  first  joined,  as  I  was  his  Commanding  Officer, 
and  he  fully  bore  out  my  highest  expectations — he  did  gloriously." 



Army  Service  Corps 
West  Acre  gy'-oo'  Aged  35  October  17th,  1917 

Second  son  of  Frederick  G.  Williams,  of  Westwood,  Upper  Norwood, 
and  of  Mrs.  Williams,  and  grandson  of  Sir  George  Williams,  founder  of 
the  Y.M.C.A. 

Trinity  College,  Cambridge  :  B.A.,  1903. 

Was  married,  and  leaves  a  widow  and  two  children. 

2nd  Lieutenant  Williams  gave  up  his  position  in  the  City  soon  after 
the  outbreak  of  the  War,  in  order  to  work  in  a  Munition  Factory,  in  which 
he  remained  until  early  in  1917,  when  he  joined  an  O.T.C.  and  subse- 
quently obtained  a  Commission. 

He  was  killed  in  East  Africa  on  October  17th,  1 91 7,  a  few  weeks  after 

A  brother-officer  wrote  : — 

"  He  took  out  his  convoy  and  a  puncture  occurred  on  the  last  car.  He 
stopped  and  stayed  behind  to  mend  it,  sending  the  remainder  of  the  convoy 
on  to  its  destination.  While  mending  the  car  they  were  attacked  by  a 
sniping  party.  Two  men  were  killed  and  one  wounded,  and  Colin,  after 
accounting  for  several  of  the  enemy,  unfortunately  fell.  Everyone  out 
here  is  very  grieved,  as  he  was  so  well  liked  and  respected  by  both  Officers 
and  men.  He  was  one  of  the  best  men  I  ever  had  the  honour  to  know. 
He  played  the  game  like  a  sportsman  and  died  like  a  soldier." 



Irish   Guards 

High  Street  06'- 1 1'  Aged  25  July  i8th,  191 7 

Youngest  son  of  Henry  Walter  Wilson,  of  8  Bickenhall  Mansions, 
Gloucester  Place,  W.,  and  of  his  wife,  Mary  Wilson. 
Cricket  XI,  1909-11.     Fives  Pair,  1910-11. 
Pembroke  College,  Cambridge  :  B.A.  1914. 

2nd  Lieutenant  Wilson  joined  the  1 6th  Middlesex  Regiment,  then  a 
Public  School  Corps,  in  September,  191 4,  and  saw  active  service  in  France 
from  November,  1 915,  to  April,  191 6,  when  he  was  invalided  home.  After 
some  months'  sick  leave  he  applied  for  and  was  given  a  Commission  in  the 
Irish  Guards  and  returned  to  the  Front  in  June,  19 17.  He  was  killed  on 
July  1 8th,  1 917,  by  the  bursting  of  a  shell  at  Canada  Farm,  Elverdinge, 
near  Ypres. 

His  Colonel  wrote  to  his  father:  — 

"  Your  son  had  not  been  with  the  Battalion  very  long,  but  I  had  had 
ample  time  to  realize  what  an  efficient  and  conscientious  Officer  I  have  lost. 
The  only  comfort  one  can  get  is  in  the  fact  that  his  death  was  quite 

The  Captain  of  his  Company  wrote  : — 

"  1  feel  I  must  write  and  tell  you  how  much  we  feel  his  loss,  and  I  liked 
him  very  much." 




Australian  Imperial  Force 
The  Headmaster's  89^-93*  Aged  40  June  7th,  191 7 

Eldest  son  of  the  late  Benjamin  Winthrop  (O.H.),  of  Barton  Court, 
Hungerford,  and  of  his  wife,  Constance  Winthrop,  of  Bucksford,  Ashford, 

Farming  in  Australia. 

Private  Winthrop  served  as  a  Volunteer  through  the  South  African 
War  in  the  Queensland  Mounted  Infantry,  taking  part  in  actions  in  the 
Transvaal  and  the  Orange  Free  State,  and  being  present  at  the  Relief  of 
Mafeking  and  at  Eland's  River,  where  he  was  slightly  wounded.  He 
received  the  Queen's  and  the  King's  Medals  with  three  clasps.  When  the 
War  broke  out  he  again  volunteered  for  active  service  with  the  Australian 
Imperial  Force  and  left  for  England  in  December,  19 16.  He  went  to  the 
Front  in  April,  1917,  and  after  fighting  through  his  first  action  where  he 
set  a  splendid  example  to  the  men  with  him,  he  was  instantaneously  killed 
on  June  7th,  191 7,  on  reaching  the  objective  at  Messines. 


CAPTAIN    R.    D.    WYLIE 

Cameron  Highlanders 
Newlands  99^-0  r  Aged  33  August  23rd,  191 7 

Eldest  son  of  John  Wylie,  of  Huntley  Gardens,  Kelvinside,  Glasgow, 
and  of  his  wife,  Jane  Margaret  Wylie. 
In  business  in  Glasgow. 

As  soon  as  the  War  broke  out  Captain  Wylie  joined  the  3rd  Battalion 
Queen's  Own  Cameron  Highlanders  as  2nd  Lieutenant.  He  went  to 
France  with  the  2nd  Battalion  in  April,  191 5,  and  was  present  at  Hill  60 
and  the  second  Battle  of  Ypres.  In  December,  191 5,  he  accompanied  the 
Battalion  to  Salonica  and  was  wounded  in  the  engagement  on  the  Struma 
on  October  ist,  191 5.  In  April  of  the  following  year  he  was  promoted 
Captain,  but  in  December  was  invalided  home.  On  being  passed  fit  for 
general  service  he  again  went  out  to  France  and  joined  the  6th  Battalion  of 
his  Regiment,  but  about  a  week  after  was  killed  by  a  shell  near  Ypres,  on 
August  23rd,  1917. 

The  Mackintosh  of  Mackintosh,  Colonel  3rd  Battalion  Cameron  High- 
landers, wrote  : — 

"  He  was  a  most  efficient  Officer  and  extremely  popular  with  all  ranks 
of  the  Regiment,  and  soldiers  are  very  shrewd  judges  of  a  man's  character. 
We  all  miss  him  very  much.  There  is  only  one  opinion  about  him — a  true 
Cameron  Highlander  and  a  cheery,  kind  comrade.  A  keen  sportsman  all 
round,  he  never  failed  to  join  in  anything  and  everything  in  that  line." 

A  brother-officer,  after  describing  the  manner  in  which  Captain  Wylie 
met  his  death,  wrote  : — 

"  I  can't  close  without  saying  just  one  word  of  his  bravery.  He  was 
absolutely  unafraid  of  shell  fire.  The  men  knew  it  too,  and  often  even  in 
those  two  days  did  I  hear  them  talk  of  the  fine  new  Captain  they  had  got." 

Another  wrote : — 

"It  is  pretty  hard  to  write  about  dear  old  Bob,  for  as  you  know,  he  and 
1  were  close  friends  and  brother-officers,  and  the  news  of  his  death  is  a 
pretty  hard  knock  to  me.  He  was  a  gallant,  brave  fellow,  and  the  most 
cheery  companion  under  any  circumstances  that  I  ever  had." 




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and  gratefully  acknowledged  by  the  Editors.  Any  omission  from  the  list 
is  to  be  attributed  to  lack  of  information  as  to  the  Author  of  the  photograph, 
and  indulgence  is  asked  for  such  oversight. 

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